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The following books offer useful ideas and information to help families of children with autism.

Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help

Don’t Let Autism Have the Last Word in Your Child’s Life. Perhaps one of the most devastating things you can learn as a parent is that your child has been diagnosed with autism. A multifaceted disorder, autism has long baffled parents and professionals alike. At one time, doctors gave parents virtually no hope for combating the disorder. But in recent years, new treatments and therapies…

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals

“A growing body of research shows that many young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders can derive significant, lasting, and sometimes dramatic benefits from early intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This manual, inspired by that research, provides a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping such children. Authors include parents whose children have been the beneficiaries of a science based approach…

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities–yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their child’s unique impairments…

Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide

From the new parent coping with a child’s recent diagnosis to one who’s an experienced advocate, this book is a must-have reference. It is a trusted, respected source of information on autism and the other conditions within the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Now completely revised and updated, this book covers a multitude of special concerns, including daily and family life, early intervention, educational programs…

Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism

Many young people have a hard time understanding the complexities of what autism Is and why people with autism engage in the behaviors that they do. This book gives answers to the many questions brothers and sisters of young people on the autism spectrum have about their siblings. In addition to explaining in basic terms…

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s

Winner of Learning Magazine’s Teachers Choice Award, the first edition of “1001 Great Ideas” has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. Now, in this expanded edition, Ellen Notbohm (best-selling author of the revolutionary book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Veronica Zysk (award-winning author and editor of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine) present parents and educators…

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph over Autism

“She was a beautiful doe-like child, with an intense, graceful fragility. In her first year, she picked up words, smiled and laughed, and learned to walk. But then Anne-Marie began to turn inward. And when her little girl lost some of the words she had acquired, cried inconsolably, and showed no interest in anyone around her, Catherine Maurice took her to doctors who gave her a devastating diagnosis: autism.

Making Peace with Autism: One Family’s Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts

Receiving a diagnosis of autism is a major crisis for parents and families, who often feel as if their world has come to an end. In this insightful narrative, a courageous and inspiring mother explains why a diagnosis of autism doesn’t have to shatter a family’s dreams of happiness. Senator offers the hard-won, in-the-trenches wisdom of someone who’s been there and is still there today—and she demonstrates how families…