Books about Autism

Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wish You Knew

Framed with both humor and compassion, this book shines a light the characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. A must-read for anyone interested in learning more about autism.

Let Me Hear Your Voice

Riveting account of a mother’s experience enlisting Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to help her daughter with autism. Incredible book.

There’s a Boy in Here

A fascinating and illuminating look inside the mind of autism—a dual autobiography written in point-counterpoint style by Judy Barron and her son, Sean Barron. Together, they chronicle Sean’s young life and the effects of autism on him and his family.

The Seige: A Family's Journey Into the World of an Autistic Child

Powerful, unforgettable account of a mother raising her daughter with autism in the 1960’s, a time when little was known about autism or how to treat it.  What Clara Claiborne Parks achieves over the course of 8 years to help her daughter Jesse is remarkable, and what we learn about autism along the way is indispensible.

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism

The inspiring story of Jessica Park continues. You can’t read one and not the other! Be sure to check out Jesse’s stunning paintings.

Thinking in Pictures, My Life With Autism

Temple Grandon’s seminal book, detailing what it is like to “think in pictures”, and her remarkable understanding of animals’ perspectives, thoughts and feelings.

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant

Fascinating autobiography by Daniel Tammet who has savant syndrome, a rare disorder where he “sees” numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and can perform extraordinary calculations in his head.