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The 8 Best Books On Autism

Learn all the specifics about the disorder.

The developmental disorder known as Autism carries with it a stigma that the vast a majority associate with a set of totally negative connotations without looking at the great things autistic people can actually accomplish given the right guidance.

Don’t be part of the misguided mob and look down on people that suffer from it because you’ll be amazed at the things they can do, which most could never dream of, learn about it with these books on autism.

Who contributed to this article?
Gina Badalaty from Embracing Imperfect

Rebekah Springs from RebekahSprings

Heather Anderson from The Autism Oasis

Karen R. Koenig from KarenRKoenig

K.L. Loveley from K.L Loveley

#1 Outsmarting Autism, Updated and Expanded by Patricia S. Lemer

Outsmarting Autism,, Updated and Expanded by Patricia S. Lemer
A great guide for parents but anyone who needs to help a child on the autism spectrum. Includes the latest science on toxic overload and its relation to autism, impact on immunity, hormones, and other health issues, as well as how to help a child with diet, detox, and different therapies.

Also includes practical tips on handling dental care, sensory processing challenges, assistive technology, academics, education and more. This is the book I wish I had existed when my daughter was little. Many of these interventions I discovered through great difficulty but helped my daughter enormously.

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#2 How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s by Jennifer McIlwee Myers

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's by Jennifer McIlwee Myers
Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger’s but her brother has severe autism. She not only gives detailed and specific tips on how parents can teach their children, she describe in depth what autistic people actually experience through their senses. Really great book to help understand your child and help her thrive.

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#3 Autism Solutions By Ricki Robinson

Autism Solutions By Ricki Robinson
This is a great handbook for parents who want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of Autism, how it affects the body, and straightforward ways to support children with ASDs. The author also provides overviews of treatment for ASDs and gives detailed information about neurobiology and regulation!

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#4 Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking By Julia Bascomb

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking By Julia Bascomb
This collection of essays is written by autistic people and for autistic people, those those of us who are neurotypical will also benefit from the wealth of knowledge and understanding it provides!

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#5 Engaging Autism By Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder

Engaging Autism By Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
If you are a parent or a professional who is looking for alternative, developmentally appropriate treatment for a child, this book provides a ton of great information about the DIR/Floortime approach to supporting ASD in children and teens! It’s a great, multi-disciplinary look at Autism acceptance and support!

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#6 Naturally Recovering Autism by Karen Thomas

Naturally Recovering Autism by Karen Thomas
Parents who want to try biomed – healing autism’s causes rather than masking symptoms with drugs – face myriad options from practitioners who promise miracle cures.

Thomas, on the other hand, provides a complete, step-by-step guide that explains the science behind autism’s causes and how to treat them … without overwhelming the reader. And she knows her stuff – she’s an experienced holistic health professional who cured her own son’s autism.

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#7 The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood
This book explains autism in everyday language that the layperson will understand. It’s a great blend of theory and example and is helpful for diagnosing the condition as well as treating it. Although Asperger’s Syndrome is no longer considered a separate diagnosis from autism in the latest Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, it remains a useful guide for anyone wanting to know more about the condition.

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#8 Autism: A view from the other side by Marisa Piedade

Autism: A view from the other side by Marisa Piedade
During the research process prior to writing ‘Love, Secrets, And Absolution’ I read a number of non-fiction books and research papers. However, in order to get into the heart and mind of the children and their families; I turned to my other passion. Poetry. It was through the words of Marisa that I was able to capture the emotions of Alfie the protagonist in my story and those of his mother Grace.

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Written by Zak Parker

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