Autism Books - Account or case study of a disabled person

Christina Adams.
A Real Boy: A True Story of Autism, Early Intervention, and Recovery (Berkley Trade, 2005). ISBN: 0425202437 (paperback, 336 pages). [autism,account]
Anne Addison.
One Small Starfish (Future Horizons, 2002). ISBN: 1885477872 (hardcover, 373 pages). [autism,aspergers,account,parent,adhd]
Margaret Anderson.
Tales from the Table: Five Accounts of Lovaas Intervention With Children on the Autistic Spectrum (Jessica Kingsley Pub, forthcoming). ISBN: 1843103060 (paperback, 160 pages, due 5/15/2006). [autism,account,behavioral]
Linda Andron, editor.
Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). Forewords by Tony Attwood and Liane Holliday Willey. ISBN: 1853029475 (paperback, 160 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Cindy N. Ariel, editor & Robert A. Naseef, editor.
Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, And Professionals Share Their Wisdom (Jessica Kingsley Pub, forthcoming). ISBN: 1843107864 (paperback, 256 pages, due 2/15/2006). [autism,account,family]
Karen Armstrong.
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness (Knopf, 2004). Karen Armstrong has written other books about religion. This is a memoir of some of her own soul searching. Included are some experiences helping take care of an autistic young man. ISBN: 0375413189 (hardcover, 336 pages); ISBN: 0007122284 (hardcover, HarperCollins, 2004); ISBN: 0385721277 (paperback, 336 pages, Anchor, 2005); ISBN: 1594150672 (large print paperback, 530 pages, Walker Large Print, 2005); ISBN: 0060594381 (abridged audio CD, HarperAudio, 2004); ISBN: 0060587040 (abridged audio cassette, HarperAudio, 2004). [autism,account]
Maxine Aston.
Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs (Jessica Kingsley, 2003). ISBN: 1843101157 (paperback, 232 pages). [autism,aspergers,adult,account]
Connie M. Aull.
Letting Go of Jason: A Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder (iUniverse, 2005). ISBN: 0595342132 (paperback, 108 pages). [autism,aspergers,disability,account]
Autism National Committee.
New Stories for a New Day. [autism,account]
Virginia Mae Axline.
Dibs in Search of Self (Ballantine, 1964). The author is associated with Play Therapy and wrote a book on the subject. The story is about Dibs who the book does not label autistic, but though the book describes him to be emotionally disturbed, the symptoms described include those associated with autism. ISBN: 0345339258 (paperback, 220 pages, reissue edition 1990). [autism,account,play]
A. Jean Ayres, Robert R. Erwin & Zoe Mailloux.
Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration (Crestport Press, 2004). Excerpts from Jean Ayres' letters with commentary. ISBN: 097250981X (paperback, 150 pages). [autism,si,treatment,account]
Caspian Banki.
What Autism Means to Me (Lifelight Books, 2003). ISBN: 0974380105 (paperback, 40 pages). [autism,account]
Judy Barron & Sean Barron.
There's a Boy in Here (Chapmans, 1993). Sean Barron and his mother, Judy Barron report on their experiences with autism. Sean has autism. His is one of very few autobiographical accounts. And it gives unusual, exceptionally clear insights into the disability and its many manifestations. There is much in this book that supports what has been seen through facilitated communication. ISBN: 1885477864 (paperback, 279 pages, Future Horizons, 2002); ISBN: 0671761110 (264 pages, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992); ISBN: 0380722925 (paperback, Avon Books, 1992, reprint). [autism,account]
Dorothy Beavers.
Autism: Nightmare Without End (Ashley Books, 1981). ISBN: 0879491671 (hardcover). [autism,account]
Carolyn Betts.
Label Me Jeff (NSAC, 1979). [autism,account]
Carolyn Betts.
A Special Kind of Normal (Scribner, 1983). Revised version of Label Me Jeff. ISBN: 0684177781 . [autism,account]
Tom Billington.
Separating, Losing and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference (Falmer Pr, 2000). ISBN: 0415230888 (hardcover, 192 pages); ISBN: 0415230896 (hardcover, 192 pages). [autism,account,se]
Jen Birch.
Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley, 2003). ISBN: 1843101122 (paperback, 270 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Lucy Blackman.
Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures (Book In Hand, 1999). ISBN: 0646374087 ; ISBN: 1843100428 (paperback, 288 pages, Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). [autism,account]
Cherlene Brandl.
Facilitated Communication: Case Studies -- See Us Smart! (Ann Arbor, MI: Robbie Dean Press, 1999). [autism,fc,account]
Ellen A. Brantlinger, Susan M. Klein & Samuel L. Guskin.
Fighting for Darla : challenges for family care and professional responsibility : the case study of a pregnant adolescent with autism (New York: Teachers College Press, 1994). 161 pages. [autism,account]
John Brine & Patricia Brine.
Confusion, Loneliness, Depression: Asperger's Syndrome - A Journey (2000). [autism,aspergers,account]
Gary Brown.
Little Bubba's Not Ready for National Yet: Case Histories of Kids with Autism and Other Neuropsychological Disorders (2001). [autism,account]
Rhonda Brunett.
From Autism to All-Star (Specialty Publishing Company, 2004). ISBN: 0975519913 (electronic, 123 pages). [autism,account]
Jean Bryant.
The Opening Door (1993). ISBN: 0646158635 (paperback, 229 pages). [autism,account]
Howard Buten.
Through the Glass Wall: Journeys Into the Closed-Off Worlds of the Autistic (Bantam, 2004). ISBN: 0553803468 (hardcover, 192 pages); ISBN: 0553382322 (paperback, 192 pages, Bantam, due March 2005). [autism,account]
Mary Callahan.
Fighting for Tony (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987). Describes mother's experience dealing with her son's cerebral allergies & the son's dramatic improved after cow's milk was eliminated from his diet. ISBN: 0671632655 (172 pages); ISBN: 0671644564 . [autism,account,allergy]
Lindsley Cameron.
The Music of Light: The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe (Simon & Schuster, 1998). About the acclaimed autistic composer Hikari Oe, and his relationship with his father, the Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe. To explain the title, "Hikari" means "light". See also Kenzaburo Oe's A Healing Family. Two CDs of Hikari Oe's music are available (Denon 78952 and Denon 78053). ISBN: 0684824094 (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 0783802862 (hardcover, large print, 273 pages). [autism,account,disability]
Denise M Carrier.
Chase of a Lifetime: A Journey through Therapeutic and Academic Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum (iUniverse, 2003). ISBN: 0595290337 (paperback, 304 pages). [autism,account]
Eric Y. Chen.
Autism & Self Improvement: My Journey to accept Planet Earth (Singapore: Kentrich Trade Press, 2007). ISBN: 9810589379 (paperback, 153 pages, ISBN-13:978-9810589370). [autism,account]
William Christopher & Barbara Christopher.
Mixed Blessings (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989). 224 pages. TV's Father Mulcahy of M*A*S*H and his real-life family share the story of raising son, Ned, who has autism. The Christophers used the intensive and controversial Doman-Delacato techniques to educate and treat Ned at home. The book has a moving section on Ned's troubled adolescence, when he developed epilepsy and violent rages, and the family's search for a group residence that would fit Ned's needs. ISBN: 0380709996 ; ISBN: 0687270847 . [autism,account]
Paul Collins.
Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism (Bloomsbury USA, 2004). The 2005 version is titled Not Even Wrong : A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism. ISBN: 1582343675 (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 1582344787 (paperback, 256 pages, Bloomsbury USA, 2005). [autism,account]
James Copeland.
For the Love of Ann (London: Arrow books, 1973). Based on the diary of Ann's father, Jack Hodges outlines how they helped Ann break free of her autistic world and join their world. People who object to aversives will not like the methods employed. ISBN: 0099071207 (155 pages); ISBN: 0727801511 (156 pages, London: Severn House, 1976, revised edition); ISBN: 0345253329 . [autism,account]
Mary Anne Coppola.
Through a Mother's Eyes: A View of Autism. 38 pages. [autism,account]
Sharon P. Cowhey.
Going Through the Motions: Coping With Autism (PublishAmerica, 2005). The author is autistic. ISBN: 1413763863 (paperback, 160 pages). [autism,account]
Eleanor Craig.
One, Two, Three ... The Story of Matt, A Feral Child (McGraw-Hill, 1978). Republished 1991. Presents a case history of a child who is variously described as autistic, schizophrenic, and retarded, who is rescued by the therapist author from his over-protective mother. It's unclear whether she believes that his mother caused all his problems or was merely exacerbating them. The book only reveals in very very small print that it's "a composite of a number of cases of the problems faced by the social service and medical profession in the diagnosis, treatment, and development of capabilities of such children" (i.e. this didn't actually take place). [autism,disability,psychoanalysis,account]
Eustacia Cutler.
Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandins Mother Tells The Family Story (Future Horizons, 2004). ISBN: 1932565167 (hardcover). [autism,account]
Richard Anthony D'Ambrosio.
No Language but a Cry (Doubleday, 1970). I saw this book categorized as "autistic children". In fact, it is about a child who doesn't speak because she's battered. ISBN: 0385053800 (hardcover). [autism,account]
Richard D'Ambrosio.
No language but a cry (New York: Dell Pub. Co., 1987). Copyright 1970. 314 pages. Account of treatment of a girl who was mute after severe abuse. It is clear she should not be classified as having autism as generally understood. ISBN: 0440364574 (paperback, Dell, 1979). [autism,account,psychoanalysis]
Bill Davis & Wendy Goldband Schunick.
Breaking Autism's Barriers: A Father's Story (Jessica Kingsley, 2001). ISBN: 1853029793 (paperback, 400 pages). [autism,account]
Janice DeBlois & Antonia Felix.
Some Kind of Genius : The Extraordinary Journey of Musical Savant Tony DeBlois (Rodale Books, 2005). ISBN: 1594862737 (hardcover, 256 pages). [autism,account]
Maud Deckmar.
My Son Fred: Living With Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004). Translated from Swedish I think. ISBN: 1843103125 (paperback, 224 pages). [autism,account]
Max Desorgher & Sandra Desorgher.
The Power of Exile: Autism, a journey to Recovery (InQuest Publishing, 2002). ISBN: 0620293659 (paperback, 204 pages). [autism,account,nutrition]
Maxine DeVilbiss.
Billy's Story: A 35-Year Journey with Autism I think the book was created 2000 or before. [autism,account]
Kathleen M. Dillon.
Living with Autism: The Parents' Stories (Boone, NC: Parkway, 1995). Discusses problems parents of children with autism often have to face (obtaining a diagnosis, confusion over labeling, unanswered questions of cause, grief and sorrow, trials of day-to-day living, trying to get adequate treatment, stresses on the family, uncertain long range forecast, and social stigma) and ways parents have found to survive and transcend these challenges. These issues are then illustrated with 6 case studies of children ranging in age from 6 to 22 years old and exhibiting a wide range of abilities and needs. ISBN: 0963575279 (235 pages). [autism,account]
Nancy Douglas.
Freedom: Healing For Parents of Disabled Children (forthcoming). Due Spring 2008, [[]] [autism,account]
Margaret Eastham & Anne Grice, ed.
Silent Words: The Story of David Eastham (Ottawa: Oliver Pate, 1992). Also 1990. 236 pages. A true story of the successful education of a non-verbal autistic person (David Eastham, author of Understand) and the techniques through which he learned to communicate. [autism,account,fc]
Stephen M. Edelson, ed & Bernard Rimland, ed.
Treating Autism: Parent Stories of Hope and Success (2003). paperback, 385 pages. [autism,account]
Joanna Edgar.
Love, Hope and Autism (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280073 (paperback, 110 pages). [autism,account]
Lisa B. Elliott.
Embarrassed Often...Ashamed Never (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002). ISBN: 1931282129 (paperback, 148 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Peggie Everard.
Involuntary Strangers: Autism: The problems faced by parents (London: John Clare Books, 1980). Account by a parent; includes information about the founding of UK's National Autistic Society. ISBN: 0906549108 (hardcover, 240 pages). [autism,account]
Christin Fergus.
Dylan's Story: Overcoming Autism, A Childhood Epidemic (Mother Necessity, Inc., 2007). ISBN: 0979657903 (paperback, 272 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0979657900). [autism,account]
Barbara Fischkin.
Dan and Joe; A Young Man with Autism and His Life Coach Enter the Working World (forthcoming). Working title [autism,account]
Marc Fleisher.
Making Sense of the Unfeasible. [autism,account]
Echo R. Fling.
Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2000). About her son, Jimmy. Foreword by Tony Attwood. ISBN: 1853027111 (paperback, 200 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Mark Frankland.
Freddie the Weaver: The Boy Who Fought To Join The World (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995). The story of a mother's fight for her adopted son who turned out to have autism; and of that child's fight to master his disability. ISBN: 1856192466 (hardcover, 244 pages). [autism,account]
Ray Gallup.
Eric's Story: Autism and the Autoimmune Connection [autism,vaccine,account]
William Garrison.
Small Bargains: Children in Crisis and the Meaning of Parental Love (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993). Describes the responses of parents to having a disabled, ill, or in any way "different" child. One of the chapters features a boy with Asperger's syndrome. ISBN: 0671786806 . [autism,account,disability]
Geneva Centre.
You Don't Have the Words To Describe What I Experience! The Sensory Experiences of Individuals With Autism Based on First-Hand Accounts (The Geneva Centre). $8.00 for book, $10.00 for tape. (For the publication: write The Geneva Centre, 111 Merton St., 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4S 3A7. Phone 416-322-7877. For the tape write: Audio Archives International, Inc., 100 W. Beaver Creek Rd, Unit 18, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1H4. Phone 905-889-8555 x 22. The tape costs $10.00 plus $4.00 mailing and handling. The booklet costs $8.00. Tape # 941027-130 My Senses Are All Messed Up: Sensory Perception and Autism.) [autism,account]
Elizabeth King Gerlach.
Just This Side of Normal: Glimpses of a Life with Autism (Four Leaf Press, 1999). ISBN: 0963757849 (hardcover). [autism,account]
Gunilla Gerland.
Een echt mens. Gunilla Gerland's book translated into dutch. [autism,account,dutch]
Gunilla Gerland.
En riktig maenniska (1996). Gunilla Gerland is an autistic person in Sweden who spoke at the Autism Conference in Sweden, March 14-15, 1996. See english translation, A Real Person: Life on the Outside. [autism,account,swedish]
Gunilla Gerland.
A Real Person: Life on the Outside (London: Souvenir Press, 1997). English translation by Joan Tate of Gunilla's Swedish book, En riktig maenniska. Reader: really recommended. ISBN: 0285633988 (hardcover, 254 pages). [autism,account]
Norman S. Giddan & Jane J. Giddan.
Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farm (New York: Haworth Press, 1990). About autistic adults running/owning a farm near Toledo, Ohio. ISBN: 1560240571 (paperback, 212 pages); ISBN: 1560240423 (hardcover, 212 pages, 1991). [autism,account,adult]
Penny Rosell Giesbrecht.
Where is God when a Child Suffers? (Hannibal Books, 1988). ISBN: 0929292022 (paperback, 180 pages). [autism,account,religious]
R. Wayne Gilpin, editor.
Much More Laughing and Loving with Autism (Future Horizons, 2002). Third in series. ISBN: 1885477783 (paperback, 88 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1885477781). [autism,account]
R. Wayne Gilpin, ed.
Laughing and Loving with Autism: A Collection of 'Real Life' Warm & Humorous Stories (Future Horizons, 1993). 126 pages. Short vignettes about persons with autism. ISBN: 188547704X (paperback). [autism,account]
R. Wayne Gilpin, ed.
More Laughing and Loving with Autism (1993). Second in series. ISBN: 1885477120 (108 pages, Future Horizons, 1994). [autism,account]
Robin Goffe.
I Don't Want to be Ty. 6337 Highland Drive, Suite 135; Salt Lake City, UT 84121 [autism,vaccine,account]
Jacquelin Gorman.
The Seeing Glass: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 1997). Memoir of a woman with sight problems. In the memoir is some account of her autisic brother, Robin, who died in an accident at age 31, and the evidence that he had some similar sight problems. ISBN: 1573220612 (hardcover, 255 pages); ISBN: 1573226793 (paperback, 272 pages, 1998); ISBN: 1574531859 (cassette, abridged, Audio Literature, 1997). [autism,account,disability]
Temple Grandin.
The Learning Style of People with Autism: An Autobiography. [autism,account]
Temple Grandin.
Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports of my Life with Autism (New York: Bantam, 1995). Not really an account of Temple's life so much as her explanation of autism, particularly her own, citing examples from her own life and others she has talked to and read. It also discusses education and treatment. One reader calls it terrific: better than Emergence.... ISBN: 0385477929 (hardcover, 222 pages, Doubleday, 1995); ISBN: 0679772898 (paperback, 222 pages, Vintage edition, 1996); ISBN: 0307275655 (paperback, 304 pages, Vintage, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0307275653). [autism,account]
Temple Grandin & Margaret M. Scariano.
Emergence: Labeled Autistic (Navato, California: Arena Press, 1986). Since updated in 1991. This is an autobiographical book by Temple Grandin, with Margaret Scariano. It offers insight into the frustrations that people labeled autistic have during the time they are trying to develop an ability to communicate. This is considered a rare autobiographical account in as much as the majority of the people with autism have not developed such sophisticated communication abilities. Very highly recommended by a number of readers. ISBN: 0878795243 (paperback, 183 pages); ISBN: 0710400632 (Costello, 1986). [autism,account]
Temple Grandin & Margaret M. Scariano.
Emergence: Labeled Autistic (Navato, California: Arena Press, 1991). Updated references. ISBN: 0446671827 (paperback, 180 pages, Warner Books, 1996). [autism,account]
Phyllis J. D. Green & Patricia M. Apple.
Spinning Straw: The Jeff Apple Story (Diverse City Press, 1999). ISBN: 1896230148 (paperback, 196 pages). [autism,account]
Josh Greenfield.
A Child Called Noah: A Family Journey (Holt, Reinhart, & Winston, 1972). I think its out of print. Also 1979 printing by Pocket Books. (Continued by A Place for Noah). 190 pages. About Noah Jiro Greenfield, born 1966. ISBN: 0446761990 ; ISBN: 0671826514 ; ISBN: 0156168626 ; ISBN: 0030913845 . [autism,account]
Josh Greenfield.
A client called Noah: a family journey continued (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986). ISBN: 0805000852 ; ISBN: 0156181681 (Harcourt Brace, 1987, 371 pages). [autism,account]
Josh Greenfield.
A Place for Noah (Holt, Reinhart, & Winston, 1978). Minireview: Greenfield's "Noah" books are about the "worst case scenario", parents left with no resources and no support in dealing with an autistic child. This shows the havoc caused by a child never taught. ISBN: 003089896X (hardcover, 310 pages); ISBN: 0671826506 (paperback, Pocket, 1979); ISBN: 0671419099 (paperback, 302 pages, Pocket, 1980); ISBN: 0156720000 (paperback, 310 pages, Harcourt, 1989). [autism,account]
Roy Richard Grinker.
Unstrange Minds (New York: Basic Books, 2007). Reader: draws together interesting and informative perspectives. ISBN: 0465027636 (hardcover, 340 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-465-02763-7). [autism,account]
Magdalena Grodzka, ed.
Crying Without Tears: Letters From Parents of Autistic Children (1995). Paperback, 254 pages [autism,account]
Will Hadcroft.
The Feeling's Unmutual: Growing Up With Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed) (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004). ISBN: 1843102641 (paperback, 236 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Kenneth Hall.
Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2000). Forewords by Ken P. Kerr and Gill Rowley. The author has Asperger Syndrome. ISBN: 1853029300 (112 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Erika Hammerschmidt.
Born on the Wrong Planet (2004). [autism,aspergers,account]
Kelly Harland.
A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child With Autism (Woodbine House, 2002). ISBN: 1890627194 (paperback, 160 pages). [autism,account]
Kathie Harrington.
For Parents and Professionals: Autism in Adolescents & Adults (LinguiSystems, Inc., 1998). 196 pages. Author is a speech pathologist with a now-grown autistic son. [autism,account,se,parent]
Charles A. Hart.
Without Reason: A family copes with Two Generations of Autism (New York: Harper & Row, 1989). Written by a man who had an autistic brother and (in the '70s) an autistic son. Reader: inspiring, readable, intelligent. Reader: good account to be read by teen siblings because it describes a sibling's experience. ISBN: 0451169409 ; ISBN: 0060161434 (292 pages); ISBN: 1885477694 (292 pages, Future Horizons). [autism,account,family]
Torey L. Hayden.
One Child (Avon, 1995). Teacher's account of troubled student. I've seen a synopsis of the book that labels the child autistic. The Tiger's Child is a sequel. ISBN: 0380542625 (paperback, 221 pages); ISBN: 0808511394 (1999). [autism,account]
Torey L. Hayden.
The Tiger's Child (Avon, 1995). Sequel to author's One Child. ISBN: 0025491504 (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 0380725444 (paperback, Avon, 1996); ISBN: 0785797416 (Econo-Clad Books, 1999). [autism,account]
Beate Hermelin.
Bright Splinters of the Mind: A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savant (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029319 (hardcover, 176 pages); ISBN: 1853029327 (paperback, 176 pages). [autism,account]
Ann Hewetson.
Laughter And Tears: A Family's Journey To Understanding The Autism Spectrum (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 1843103311 (paperback, 240 pages). [autism,account]
Bronwen Hocking.
Little Boy Lost (London: Bloomsbury, 1990). Reader: A desperately depressing book in which the author explains how her son's autism is all her fault for not loving him enough, and how psychotherapy is his only hope. ISBN: 0747507007 (hardcover, 224 pages); ISBN: 0747509557 (paperback, 224 pages, 1991). [autism,account,psychoanalysis]
Olga Holland.
The Dragons of Autism: Autism as a Source of Wisdom (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1843107414 (paperback, 201 pages). [autism,parent,account]
Rab A. Houston & Uta Frith.
Autism in History: The Case of Hugh Blair of Borgue C. 1708-1765 (Blackwell Pub, 2000). Examination of Hugh Blair, eighteenth century Scottish landowner who appears to have been autistic. ISBN: 0631220887 (hardcover, 224 pages); ISBN: 0631220895 (paperback, 224 pages). [autism,account]
Robert Hughes.
Running with Walker: A Memoir (Jessica Kingsley, 2003). ISBN: 1843107554 (paperback, 240 pages). [autism,account]
Joan Martin Hundley.
The Small Outsider; The Story of an Autistic Child (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1971). 150 pages. Also London, 1972, 150 pages. An account by a parent about her son; also has interesting descriptions of other autistic children. ISBN: 0345234928 ; ISBN: 0207121931 . [autism,account]
Fran Hunnisett.
The Little Class with the Big Personality: Experiences of Teaching A Class of Young Children with Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 1843103087 (paperback, 152 pages). [autism,account,se]
David Hunter.
Planet Autism (David Hunter Publications). Hilarious in a warped way. [autism,account]
Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard.
The Wild Boy of Aveyron (Appleton-Century-Crofts. Meridith Pub. Co., 1962). Part of the series Century Psychology. Reports on Victor, a boy found in a village in the early 1800's. Some have speculated, from descriptions, that he was autistic. A movie of the story is L'enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child). (Also saw it listed as New York: Century, 1932). ISBN: 0139594949 . [autism,account]
Portia Iverson.
Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism (Riverhead Books, 2006). Founder of Cure Autism Now's account of her own son as well as another autistic boy in India. ISBN: 1573223115 (hardcover, 416 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1573223119). [autism,account]
Luke Jackson & Tony Attwood.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (London: Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2002). Luke Jackson is a thirteen-year-old boy with Asperger's. ISBN: 1843100983 (paperback, 240 pages). [autism,aspergers,adolescent,account,parent]
Luke Jackson & Marilyn Le Breton.
A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD (Jessica Kingsley, 2001). ISBN: 184310055X (paperback, 169 pages). [autism,disability,nutrition,allergy,account]
Barbara Jacobs.
Loving Mr. Spock: A Different Kind Of Love (Michael Joseph, 2003). Or Penguin. ISBN: 0718146425 (paperback, 352 pages); ISBN: 1932565205 (paperback, Future Horizons, 2004, called Loving Mr. Spock: Understanding an Aloof Lover: Could It Be Asperger's?). [autism,aspergers,account]
Carol Sue Johnson & Julia Crowder.
Autism: From Tragedy to Triumph (Boston: Branden Books, 1994). The story of Drew who recovered using Dr. Lovaas's UCLA program. Foreword by Ivar Lovaas. ISBN: 0828319650 (paperback, 187 pages). [autism,account,behavioral]
Ranae Johnson.
Winter's Flower (RainTree, 1992). About the author's autistic son, Kelton. ISBN: 096315060X (paperback). [autism,account]
Sandra O. Johnson & Max Desorgher.
Sara's Story - the adoption of an autistic child (1997). About Sara's Diet. [autism,nutrition,account]
Therese Jolliffe, Richard Lansdown & Clive Robinson.
Autism: A Personal Account (The National Autism Society, 1992). Reprinted article from Communication. Reader: brilliant first-person account. Therese Jolliffe is an autistic person with a PhD for research into autism. [autism,reprint,account]
Karin Stensland Junker.
The Child In The Glass Ball (New York: Abingdon Press, 1964). Translated by Gustaf Lannestock. Account of the author's two disabled children, one of whom, her daughter Boel, has autism. [autism,account]
Paul Karasik & Judy Karasik.
The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family (Washington Square, 2003). ISBN: 0743423364 (hardcover, 208 pages). [autism,account,family]
Barry Neil Kaufman.
A miracle to believe in (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981). The entire book is online. ISBN: 0449201082 (Fawcett Crest/Ballantine, 313 pages). [autism,account]
Barry Neil Kaufman.
Son-Rise (New York: Harper & Row, 1976). A father's account. About Raun Kahlil Kaufman. No longer in print. ISBN: 0060122765 (hardcover, 153 pages); ISBN: 0446921106 (paperback, Warner, 1979); ISBN: 0446893471 (paperback, 221 pages, Warner, 1997). [autism,account]
Barry Neil Kaufman.
To love is to be happy with: the miracle of one autistic child (London: Souvenir Press, 1976). About Option Process. LOC implies this is British edition of Son Rise. ISBN: 0285648268 (153 pages); ISBN: 0285648276 ; ISBN: 0698107799 (285 pages, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1977); ISBN: 0449211193 (reissue edition, 1994, Fawcett Books, paperback). [autism,account]
Barry Neil Kaufman & Samarhia Lyte Kaufman.
Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues (Kramer, 1994?). Update of Son-Rise including introduction by their once-autistic son. Also covers five other families who have used the Son-Rise program for their special children. ISBN: 0915811537 (hardcover, 347 pages); ISBN: 0915811618 (paperback, 347 pages). [autism,account]
Theresa S. Kearns & Curtis J. Jones.
A Family Affair: Thoughts Flowing From The Soul, A Mother & Son's Poetic Vessel (Media Publishing, 2005). ISBN: 1597440205 (paperback). [autism,aspergers,account,poetry]
Beth Kephart.
A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage (W.W. Norton, 1998). Account of the author's son, Jeremy, who was diagnosed PDD-NOS. Finalist for 1998 National Book Award in nonfiction category; chosen as one of the best books of 1998 by both Salon Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer; and won the author a 1998 Leeway Grant for Nonfiction. ISBN: 0393027422 (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 0688172288 (paperback, 256 pages, Quill, 1999); ISBN: 1574901931 (hardcover, large print, Thomas T. Beeler). [autism,account,pdd]
Florence Milnes Kozak.
Autistic Children: A Working Diary (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1986). Part of the series Contemporary community health. Describes the author's work with autistic children, using first a psychoanalytic approach, then a behavioral one. ISBN: 0822953838 (paperback, 172 pages). [autism,account,psychoanalysis,behavioral]
Phyllis Haywood Lambert.
Turning Every Stone: Autism with love - A Mother's Journal (Whispering Pines, NC: Scots Plaid Press, 1990). Part of the series Scots Plaid Press non-fiction. ISBN: 096247374X (paperback, 81 pages). [autism,account]
Amy L. Lansky.
Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy (R.L.Ranch Press, 2003). ISBN: 0972751408 (paperback, 320 pages). [autism,account]
Barbara LaSalle.
Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's (McGraw-Hill, 2003). ISBN: 007140225X (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 0071431942 (paperback, 304 pages, McGraw-Hill, 2004). [autism,aspergers,account]
Wendy Lawson.
Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Southern Cross University Press, 1998). A first-person account of AS. The author was diagnosed to have an autism-spectrum disorder after she became an adult. ISBN: 1875855319 ; ISBN: 1853029114 (paperback, 128 pages, Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). [autism,aspergers,account]
Norm Ledgin.
Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models (Future Horizons, 2002). ISBN: 1885477856 (hardcover, 208 pages). [autism,account]
Norm Ledgin.
Diagnosing Jefferson (Future Horizons, 2000). ISBN: 1885477600 (hardcover, 254 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Rosine Lefort & Robert Lefort.
Birth of the Other (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994). 357 pages. Marc Du Ry, Lindsay Watson, and Leonardo Rodriguez translators. Original title: Naissance de l'autre. ISBN: 0252019008 (hardcover, 1994); ISBN: 0252063937 (paperback, 1994). [autism,account,psychoanalysis]
Keli Lindelien.
Gift from My Son: Autism Redefined (Hampton Roads Publishing, 2004). ISBN: 157174391X (paperback, 169 pages). [autism,account]
Juli Liske.
In the Eye of the Hurricane (Spiritbuilding Publishing, forthcoming). Due October 1, 2006 [autism,account,behavioral]
Ann Lovell.
In A Summer Garment: The Experience of an Autistic Child (London: Secker and Warburg, 1978). Also Lion, 1985. This is a newer title of Simple Simon: the story of an autistic boy. The story of how Mrs Lovell brought up her son, Simon, who is autistic, during the sixties, in South England. Before he went to a National Autistic Society school, she taught him using a variety of methods - Doman's strategy for reading/leaning words (with large flash cards), music, horse riding etc., many of which anticipated some of today's educational practices for handicapped children. ISBN: 0436260557 . [autism,account]
Ann Lovell.
Simple Simon: The Story of an Autistic Boy (1978). Earlier title of In a Summer Garment: The Experience of an Autistic Child. ISBN: 0867604131 (Lion Publishing Corp, 1983). [autism,account]
Judy Lynne.
Autism: Heartfelt Thoughts from Mothers (Autism Enhancement Publications, 2005). ISBN: 1883175089 (214 pages). [autism,account]
Russell Martin.
Out of Silence: a Journey into Language (New York: Henry Holt, 1994). The author attributes his nephew's autism to pertussis inoculation, describes the physiology of language development and details how the child learned to communicate through facilitated communication. Also called Out of Silence: An Autistic Boy's Journey into Language and Communication ISBN: 112161826X (Henry Holt); ISBN: 0805019987 ; ISBN: 0140247017 (Penguin Books, 1995). [autism,account,fc]
Catherine Maurice.
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism (New York: Fawcett Columbia, 1993). Also Knopf. Mother's account of using the Lovaas's Behavior Modification method with her children. Also has comments on Holding Therapy. Includes a good description of the grieving process parents go through. This has also been highly recommended as a good book for a parent who is depressed over having an autistic child. ISBN: 0679408630 (hardcover, 371 pages, Knopf, 1993); ISBN: 0449906647 (paperback, 371 pages, 1994). [autism,account,behavioral,holding,treatment]
Jacques M. May.
A Physician Looks at Psychiatry (New York: The John Day Company, 1958). Hardcover, 189 pages. I've heard it was the first account of autistic children (twin sons) by a parent. [autism,account]
Patrick McCabe, Estelle McCabe & Jared McCabe.
Living and Loving with Asperger Syndrome: Family Viewpoints (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003). ISBN: 1843107449 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Jenny McCarthy.
Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism (Dutton Adult, 2007). By the actress. ISBN: 0525950117 (hardcover, 224 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0525950110). [autism,account]
M. McCracken.
A Circle of Children: A Teacher's Dedication and Love (Lippincott, 1973). [autism,account]
Jane Taylor McDonnell & Paul McDonnell.
News From The Border: A Mother's Memoir of Her Autistic Son (New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993). 376 pages. About Paul McDonnell, a high-functioning autistic person, who wrote an afterword. Reader: intelligent and sensitive account. Note: 0939394040 is an invalid ISBN that was used by Amazon for the book. I no longer find reference to that number, but believe the book had a 1993 and a 1997 edition, but cannot find a second valid ISBN. ISBN: 0395605741 (hardcover, 376 pages); ISBN: 0939394040 (paperback, Jane McDonnell 1997). [autism,account]
Jason J-Mac McElwain & Daniel Paisner.
The Game of My Life: A True Story Of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic (NAL Hardcover, 2008). Jason McElwain, who is autistic, played in a high school basketball game in which he gave an astonishing performance. ISBN: 0451223012 (hardcover, 256 pages). [autism,account]
Thomas A. McKean.
Light on the Horizon: A Deeper View from Inside the Autism Puzzle (Future Horizons, 1996). Sequel to Soon Will Come the Light. ISBN: 1885477260 (paperback, 95 pages). [autism,account]
Thomas A. McKean.
Soon Will Come The Light: A View From Inside the Autism Puzzle (Arlington, Texas: Future Education a.k.a. Future Horizons, 1994). Thomas McKean has autism and is a contributor to the AUTISM e-mail mailing list. AUTISM mailing list reader: he explains a lot of stuff we question every day on this list. ISBN: 9994393324 (paperback); ISBN: 1885477112 (paperback, 155 pages). [autism,account]
Desmond Meldrum.
The Asperger Experience (1999). The author has Asperger Syndrome [autism,aspergers,account]
Desmond Meldrum.
Coping with Asperger Syndrome (1997). The author has Asperger Syndrome [autism,aspergers,account]
Desmond Meldrum.
Growing up with Asperger Syndrome (1994). The author has Asperger Syndrome [autism,aspergers,account]
Bryce Merlin.
Notes from Ohio (Lucky Press, 2005). I've seen this mentioned with autistic books but have not confirmed that it is about autism. The Amazon book description says the author is hearing impaired. In any case, it looks to provide an interesting look at the thoughts of a man suffering from a disability. ISBN: 0976057638 (paperback, 64 pages). [autism,account]
Donald J. Meyer, ed.
Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability (Woodbine House, 1995). ISBN: 0933149689 (paperback, 206 pages). [autism,account,disability]
Naomi Meyer.
The Journey with Joshua: Educating My Autistic Child (Lakewood, NJ: Bristol, Rhein & Englander, 1994). 316 pages. Written under pseudonym. ISBN: 1560622563 (hardcover, 250 pages, CIS Communications). [autism,account]
Gerald Mialaret.
Dancing with Dragons: An Entire Family's Insights into a Disability (Future Horizons, 1996). Also Dancing with Dragons: A "Family" Challenges Autism ISBN: 1885477309 (paperback). [autism,account]
David Miedzianik.
My Autobiography (University of Nottingham Child Development Research Unit, 1986). US Publication: 1993 by Autism Society of NC. David Miedzianik is autistic. [autism,account]
Alice Miller.
Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The liberating experience of facing painful truth (Plume, 1997). Revised edition. Makes a mention of autism, but I think it is mostly about child abuse. ISBN: 0452011736 (paperback, 187 pages). [autism,account,psychoanalysis]
Jean Kearns Miller.
Women from Another Planet: Our Lives in the Universe of Autism (1stBooks Library, 2003). ISBN: 1410734315 (paperback, 292 pages). [autism,account]
Lurline Morphett.
Face to face (Adelaide: Education Department of South Australia, 1986). 184 pages. ISBN: 0724389806 . [autism,account]
Tito R. Mukhopadhyay.
Beyond the Silence: My Life, The World, and Autism (National Autistic Society, 2000). ISBN: 1899280316 (paperback, 112 pages). [autism,account]
Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay.
How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move: Inside My Autistic Mind (Arcade Publishing, 2008). ISBN: 155970859X (hardcover, 238 pages). [autism,account]
Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay.
The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks the Silence of Autism (Arcade Books, 2003). ISBN: 1559706996 (hardcover, 168 pages). [autism,account]
Krishna Narayanan.
Wasted Talent: Musings of an Autistic (Vite Publishing, 2003). ISBN: 0970654138 (hardcover, 124 pages). [autism,account]
Robert A. Naseef.
Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability (Birch Lane Press, 1997). Author is the father of an autistic boy. (1-800-447-BOOK) ISBN: 1559723777 (hardcover). [autism,disability,account]
Kamran Nazeer.
Send in the Idiots: Growing Up in Another World (Bloomsbury USA, 2006). ISBN: 1582346194 (hardcover, 224 pages, ISBN-13 978-1582346199); ISBN: 1582346208 (paperback, 240 pages, ISBN-13 978-1582346205). [autism,account]
Bobby Newman.
When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism (AMAC, 1999). AMAC is the Association in Manhattan for Autistic Children, Inc. ISBN: 0966852818 (paperback, 129 pages, Dove and Orca). [autism,behavioral,account]
Bobby Newman, editor, Dana Reinecke, editor & Leo Newman, editor.
Words From Those Who Care: Further Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism (Dove and Orca, 2000). ISBN: 0966852826 (paperback, 200 pages). [autism,behavioral,account]
Jerry Newport, Mary Newport & Johnny Dodd.
Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story (Touchstone, forthcoming). There was a book projected some time ago which I labeled Newport. ISBN: 074327282X (hardcover, 256 pages, due 6/1/2006). [autism,aspergers,account]
Jerry Newport, Mary Newport & David Weddle.
Newport (HarperCollins). Planned book: I'm not certain of the title. Account of Mary and Jerry's marriage. They are both autistic. Note: I'm not certain of Mary's last name. [autism,account]
Michael Newton.
Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (Picador, 2004). Not truly a book about autism, but includes an account of Victor (e.g., Itard's The Wild Boy of Aveyron), and some such children have been described to have characteristics that suggest autism. ISBN: 0312423357 (paperback, 312 pages). [autism,account]
Jasmine Lee O'Neill.
Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book about Autistic People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998). An autistic person's thoughts on autism. ISBN: 1853027103 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,account]
Kenzaburo Oe.
A Healing Family (Kodansha International, 1996). Distributed by Farrar Strauss Giroux. Kenzaburo Oe is a Nobel Laureate who has written about his disabled son, Hikari Oe. Hikari Oe is autistic, epileptic, and mentally handicapped and his parents were told he would be a "vegetable"; he is severely handicapped but also a talented musical composer. Two CDs of Hikari Oe's music are available (Denon 78952 and Denon 78053). ISBN: 4770020481 (hardcover, 146 pages); ISBN: 4770027338 (paperback, 208 pages, 2001). [autism,disability,account]
Rosalind C. Oppenheim.
Effective teaching methods for autistic children (Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1973). ISBN: 0398028583 (hardcover, 116 pages). [autism,se,account,fc]
Jennifer Overton.
Snapshots of Autism: A Family Album (Jessica Kingsley, 2003). ISBN: 1843107236 (paperback, 221 pages). [autism,account]
Tomas S. Page.
Caught Between Two Worlds: My Autistic Dilemma (2002). [autism,aspergers,account]
Valerie Paradiz.
Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Free Press, 2002). ISBN: 074320445X (hardcover, 242 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Valerie Paradiz.
Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, revised edition (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 184310802X (paperback, 235 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Clara Claiborne Park.
Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism (Little Brown & Company, 2001). Foreword by Oliver Sacks. Continues the authors' story about her daughter. ISBN: 0316691178 (hardcover, 225 pages); ISBN: 0316691240 (paperback, 240 pages, Back Bay Books, 2002). [autism,account]
Clara Claiborne Park.
The Siege (Little & Brown, 1967). The first eight years of an autistic child, a mother's account. See edition with epilogue, below. ISBN: 1112233245 (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World 1967, 279 pages); ISBN: 0316690767 ; ISBN: 090067511X . [autism,account]
Clara Claiborne Park.
The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child with an Epilogue, Fifteen Years Later (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1982). Includes updated bibliography, etc. ISBN: 0316690694 (reissue edition, Little Brown and Company, 1990, paperback, 330 pages). [autism,account]
Jessica Peers.
Asparagus Dreams (2003). [autism,aspergers,account]
Rachel Pinney, Mimi Schlachter & Anthea Courtenay.
Bobby: Breakthrough of a Special Child (New York: St. Martin's/Marek, 1983). Also Harvill Press, London, 1983. Treatment by a "non-directive" therapy approach, which since Bobby was a "wanderer" involved following him up and down in elevators and around the New York subway system. ISBN: 0070500924 (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986, 250 pages); ISBN: 0312087314 . [autism,account]
Carol Potter & Chris Whittaker.
Enabling Communication in Children with Autism (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029564 (paperback, 160 pages). [autism,se,account]
Stuart Powell, ed & Rita Jordan, ed.
Autism and Learning: A Guide to Good Practice (David Fulton, 1997). ISBN: 185346421X (paperback, 170 pages). [autism,account,se]
Marean J. Price.
Lord, why Not Me?: A Mother's Story of an Autistic Child (Rondelle Publishing Company). ISBN: 1883372003 (paperback, 104 pages). [autism,account]
Dawn Prince-Hughes.
Expecting Teryk: An Exceptional Path to Parenthood (Swallow Press, forthcoming). The author is autistic. ISBN: 080401079X (hardcover, 224 pages, due 10/15/05); ISBN: 0804010803 (paperback, 224 pages, due 10/15/05). [autism,account]
Dawn Prince-Hughes.
Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism (Harmony Books, 2004). The author is autistic. ISBN: 1400050588 (hardcover, 240 pages); ISBN: 1400082153 (paperback, 240 pages, Three Rivers Press, due March 2005). [autism,account]
Dawn Prince-Hughes, editor.
Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students With Autism (Swallow Press, 2002). ISBN: 0804010536 (hardcover, 152 pages); ISBN: 0804010544 (paperback, 152 pages). [autism,account]
Kate Rankin.
Growing Up Severely Autistic: They Call Me Gabriel (Jessica Kingsely Pub, 2000). ISBN: 1853028916 (paperback, 176 pages). [autism,account]
Dan Reed.
Paid for the Privilege: Hearing the Voices of Autism (Madison, Wisconsin: DRI Press, 1996). 162 pages. [autism,account,fc]
Adair Renning.
The Ultimate Treasure Hunt: Finding the Child Inside (1995). ISBN: 0964877309 (paperback, 281 pages, Future Horizons). [autism,account]
Adair Renning.
The Ultimate Treasure Hunt: Offering Hope to Parents of Children with Autism (Future Horizons). [autism,account]
Jesse Richard, Kathleen Jackson, Mary Urlich & Aaron Urlich.
First Hand: personal accounts of breakthroughs in Facilitated Communicating (Madison, Wisconsin: DRA Press, 1993). 55 pages. Three case studies. [autism,fc,account]
Wendy Robinson.
Gentle Giant: The Inspiring Story of an Autistic Child (Element Books, 1999). An account by a parent of her autistic son. ISBN: 1862043043 (paperback, 192 pages). [autism,account]
John Elder Robison.
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's hardcover: 304 pages (Crown, 2007). ISBN: 0307395987 (hardcover, 304 pages); ISBN: 0307396185 (paperback, 320 pages, Three Rivers Press, 2008). [autism,aspergers,account]
Adriana Rocha & Kristi Jorde.
A Child of Eternity: An Extraordinary Young Girl's Message from the World Beyond (Ballantine Books, 1995). Adriana is non-verbal and autistic and began using facilitated communication with her mother, Kristi, at age 9. Includes some unusual claims. ISBN: 034538945X (hardcover, 299 pages). [autism,account,fc]
Craig Romkema.
Embracing the Sky: Poems Beyond Disability (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1843107287 (paperback, 80 pages). [autism,poetry,account]
Mira Rothenberg.
Children with emerald eyes: histories of extraordinary boys and girls (New York: Dial Press, 1977). About a third of the book concerns autism. ISBN: 1556434480 (paperback, 295 pages, North Atlantic Books, 2003); ISBN: 0671433806 ; ISBN: 0385270275 (Doubleday); ISBN: 0525482865 (E. P. Dutton). [autism,account,psychoanalysis]
Peter Rowlands.
The Fugitive mind; early development of an autistic child (London: Dent, 1972). 146 pages. Acount by a parent. ISBN: 0460078763 . [autism,account]
Susan Rubinyi.
Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2007). ISBN: 1843107848 (paperback, 120 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1843107842). [autism,aspergers,account]
Oliver Sacks.
An Anthropologist on Mars (1995). Book describing several people with neurological anomalies including autistic people. Includes some art by autistic artist. ISBN: 0679756973 (paperback, Vintage Books, 1996); ISBN: 0679439560 (audio cassette, Random House, 1995). [autism,account,disability]
Oliver Sacks.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat: And other Clinical Tales (1987). Includes one chapter on an autistic savant. ISBN: 0671554719 (hardcover, Summet Books, 1985); ISBN: 0684853949 (paperback, 243 pages, Touchstone Books, 1998); ISBN: 0844665290 (Peter Smith Pub, 1992); ISBN: 0060970790 (paperback, 256 pages, HarperCollins, 1987); ISBN: 0804511756 (audio cassette, Spoken Arts, 1987). [autism,disability,account]
Clare Sainsbury.
The Martian in the Playground: Understanding the Schoolchild with Asperger's Syndrome (Bristol: Lucky Duck Publishing Ltd., 2000). Selected in 2000 for UK's NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs) Academic Book Award. ISBN: 1873942087 . [autism,aspergers,account]
Robert S. Sanders, Jr..
On My Own Terms: My Journey with Asperger's (Armstrong Valley Publishing, 2004). ISBN: 1928798063 (184 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Robert S. Sanders, Jr..
Overcoming Asperger's: Personal Experience & Insight (Armstrong Valley Publishing, 2002). ISBN: 1928798055 (paperback, 168 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Aida E. Santiago.
Mi angel Gabriel mi angel autista (AuthorHouse, 2008). ISBN: 1434384365 (paperback, 128 pages). [autism,account,spanish]
Viki Satkiewicz-Grayhardt.
At Home with Autism: Three Families' Stories (Potential Unlimited Publishing). Paperback, 40 pages. Possibly a children's book. [autism,account]
Susanne Schaefer.
Sterne, aepfel und rundes glas (Verlag Freies Geisteleben). ISBN: 3772516793 . [autism,german,account]
Edgar Schneider.
Discovering my autism - Apologia pro vita sua (With apologies to Cardinal Newman) (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). A first-person account of high-functioning autism. ISBN: 1853027243 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,account]
Edgar Schneider.
Living the Good Life with Autism (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1843107120 (paperback, 224 pages). [autism,account]
Eric Schopler, ed & Gary B. Mesibov, ed.
High-functioning individuals with autism (New York: Plenum Press, 1992). Part of the series Current Issues in Autism. "Based on one of the TEACCH conferences held in Chapel Hill each May"--Pref. Recommended by at least one AUTISM-list participant as a good book on Asperger Syndrome. Includes some accounts. ISBN: 0306440644 (hardcover, 306 pages). [autism,proceedings,account,teacch,aspergers]
Craig B. Schulze.
When Snow Turns to Rain: One Family's Struggle to Solve the Riddle of Autism (Rockville, Md.: Woodbine House, 1993). About Craig's son Jordan Schulze. Includes accounts of the Options method and the Higashi school. Jordan had late-onset autism and is one of the children described in Robert Catalano's book When Autism Strikes: Families Cope With Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. ISBN: 0933149638 (paperback, 216 pages). [autism,account]
Cheryl D. Seifert & Charlene Breedlove, ed.
Case Studies in Autism: a young child and two adolescents (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1990). ISBN: 0819177229 (hardcover, 121 pages). [autism,account]
Lorna Selfe.
Nadia: a case of extraordinary drawing ability in an autistic child (London: Academic Press, 1977). Also New York. 137 pages. About a three year old girl with the ability to draw realistic pictures, who lost the ability when she started to talk at six. Includes examples of the pictures. ISBN: 0126357501 ; ISBN: 0156653206 . [autism,account]
Colleen Sell, editor.
A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism: Stories of Hope and Everyday Success (Adams Media Corporation, 2007). ISBN: 1593376839 (paperback, 322 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1593376833). [autism,account]
Birger Sellin.
I Don't Want to be Inside Me Anymore (New York: Basic Books, 1995). Anthea Bell's translation of the German book, ich will kein inmich mehr sein. ISBN: 0465031722 ; ISBN: 0465088880 (HarperCollins, 1996). [autism,account,fc]
Birger Sellin.
In dark hours I find my way: Messages from an autistic mind (London: Victor Gollancz, 1995). Translated by Anthea Bell. ISBN: 0575058021 (paperback, 240 pages, Orion, 1995). [autism,account]
Susan Senator.
Making Peace with Autism : One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts (Trumpeter, 2005). ISBN: 1590302443 (hardcover, 240 pages); ISBN: 1590303822 (paperback, 272 pages, Trumpeter, due 12/12/2006). [autism,account]
Karyn Seroussi.
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery (Simon & Schuster, 2000). ISBN: 0684831643 (hardcover, 224 pages); ISBN: 0767907981 (paperback, 304 pages, Broadway Books, 2002). [autism,account,allergy]
Mary Sharp.
An Unexpected Joy: The Gift of Parenting a Challenging Child (Pinon Press, 2003). ISBN: 1576834611 (paperback, 128 pages). [autism,account]
Roger Shattuck & Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard.
The Forbidden Experiment: the Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Reports on Victor, a boy found in a village in the early 1800's. Some have speculated, from descriptions, that he was autistic. See also The Wild Boy of Aveyron by Itard. ISBN: 1568360487 (paperback, 220 pages, Kodansha Globe, 1994). [autism,account]
Jean Shaw.
I'm Not Naughty - I'm Autistic: Jodi's Journey (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). A mother's account of her autistic son. ISBN: 184310105X (paperback, 128 pages). [autism,account]
Stephen Shore.
Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism (Autism Asperger Publishing Co, 2000). Autobiography. ISBN: 0967251486 (paperback, 174 pages); ISBN: 1931282005 (paperback, 174 pages, Autism Asperger Publishing Co, 2001); ISBN: 1931282196 (paperback, 242 pages, Autism Asperger Publishing Co, 2002). [autism,aspergers,account]
Karen Simmons, editor & Murray Hoke, editor.
The Autism Experience: Stories of Hope and Love (BookSurge Publishing, 2003). ISBN: 0972468242 (paperback, 366 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0972468244). [autism,account]
Wallis A. Simpson.
My Andrew: Day-to-Day Living with an ASD Child (iUniverse, 2004). ISBN: 0595331130 (paperback, 162 pages). [autism,account]
Liane Gentry Skye.
Turn Around, Bright Eyes - Snapshots from a Voyage Out of Autism's Silence (PageFree Publishing, 2002). ISBN: 1589610245 (paperback, 248 pages). [autism,account]
Gisela Slater-Walker & Christopher Slater-Walker.
An Asperger Marriage (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1843100177 (paperback, 160 pages). [autism,aspergers,account,adult]
Marianne Smith.
Things Beyond Our Seeing (Green Apple Publishing). Woman describes the benefits of adjusting the her autistic son Oliver's diet. [autism,nutrition,account]
Virginia Walker Sperry & Sally Provence.
Fragile Success: Nine Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood (North Haven, Conn.: Archon Books, 1995). Traces their lives for over 25 years. See also 2nd Edition. ISBN: 0208024131 (hardcover, 234 pages). [autism,account]
Virginia Walker Sperry & Sally Provence.
Fragile Success: Nine Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood, 2nd Ed (Paul H. Brookes Pub Co., 2000). Traces their lives for over 30 years. ISBN: 1557664587 (paperback, 304 pages). [autism,account]
Patricia Stacey.
The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened With Autism (Merloyd Lawrence Books, 2003). ISBN: 0738206660 (hardcover, 288 pages); ISBN: 073820966X (paperback, 300 pages, Da Capo Press, 2004). [autism,account]
Mike Stanton.
Learning to Live With High Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide for Professionals (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). Written by a parent with professionals in mind. ISBN: 1853029157 (paperback, 128 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Cathy Steere.
Too Wise To Be Mistaken, Too Good To Be Unkind: Christian Parents Contend With Autism (Grace and Truth Books, 2000). ISBN: 1930133006 (paperback, 192 pages); ISBN: 1930133030 (paperback, 253 pages, Grace and Truth Books, 2005). [autism,account,religious]
Annabel Stehli, ed.
Dancing in the Rain: Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs (Georgiana, 1995). Followup to The Sound of a Miracle: stories about families experiences with AIT. Not all the stories concern autism. Also tells what it is like to have super-sensitive hearing. ISBN: 0964483807 (paperback). [autism,account,ait]
Annabel Stehli.
The Sound of a Miracle, A Child's Triumph Over Autism (New York: Doubleday, 1991). Account of author's daughter Georgiana's astonishing recovery from autism after receiving Auditory Integration Training from Dr. Guy Berard, a physician in Annecy, France. Note the book is out in a second edition (below). ISBN: 0380717395 ; ISBN: 0385411405 (4th Estate, 1992, paperback). [autism,account,ait]
Annabel Stehli.
The Sound of a Miracle, A Child's Triumph Over Autism, 2nd edition (Gorgiana Organization Inc, 1997). ISBN: 0964483815 (paperback, 226 pages). [autism,account,ait]
William Stillman.
Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1843107260 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,account]
Uwe Stuecher.
Tommy: a treatment study of an autistic child (Arlington, Va.: Council for Exceptional Children, 1972). 52 pages. Attempt to combine aversive-free behaviour modification techniques with relationship-building and play techniques to develop social interaction. ISBN: 0865860866 . [autism,account]
Lynley Summers.
Autism is Not a Life Sentence: How One Family Took on Autism and WON! (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2006). ISBN: 1931282889 (paperback, 203 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1931282888). [autism,account]
Daniel Tammet.
Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant (Free Press, 2007). ISBN: 1416549013 (paperback, 256 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
David Tomlinson.
Luckier than Most (Hodder & Stoughton, 1992). Autobiography of the movie actor (Marry Poppins, etc), includes some account of his autistic son. ISBN: 0340534842 (hardcover). [autism,account]
Darold A. Treffert.
Extraordinary People: Understanding Savant Syndrome (New York: Harper and Row, 1989). This is not specifically about autism but is about savants, people with extraordinary abilities. Also called Extraordinary People: Understanding 'Idiot Savants'. ISBN: 0345365844 . [autism,account]
Ann P. Turnbull & H. Rutherford Turnbull, III.
Parents Speak Out: Views from the Other Side of the Two-Way Mirror (Columbus: C.E. Merrill, 1978). c1978. Story of her step-son Jay. ISBN: 0675010438 (paperback, 210 pages). [autism,account]
Glenn Vatter.
Billy, A family's experience with multiply disabled child (Jamesville, NY: Private printing, 1997). Billy has autism and Down syndrome. No ISBN. [autism,disability,account]
Peter Vermeulen.
Autistic Thinking--This Is the Title (Taylor & Francis Group, 2001). ISBN: 1853029955 (paperback). [autism,account,se]
Ljiljana Vuletic, Michel Ferrari & Teodor Mihail.
Transfer Boy: Perspectives on Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 1843102137 (paperback, 192 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Junee Waites & Helen Swinbourne.
Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child (Ulysses Press, 2002). ISBN: 1569753237 (paperback, 253 pages). [autism,account]
Susan Stanhope Wexler.
The Story of Sandy (Bobbs-Merrill, 1955). I heard this mentioned as an account of autism, but am not sure. From an online review, I gather it has a lot to do with how Sandy was raised. There is a 1970 paperback edition. ISBN: 0451081021 (Signet, Revised edition 1957). [autism,account]
Thelma Wheatley.
Life on Hold: A Mother and Son's Journey Through Autism (2003). ISBN: 1894663330 (paperback, 272 pages). [autism,account]
Thelma Wheatley.
My Sad is All Gone: A Family's Triumph over Violent Autism (Lucky Press, 2004). ISBN: 0976057603 (paperback, 290 pages). [autism,account]
Kevin Whelan.
Izzy Baia (Marino Books, 1998). A carer's thoughts on autism. The author cared for Brian O'Connor, a 16-year-old with autism. ISBN: 186023075X (paperback, 80 pages). [autism,account]
Liane Holliday Willey.
Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal (London: Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). Amazon lists publisher as 'Taylor & Francis' ISBN: 1853028738 (paperback, 172 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Liane Holliday Willey.
Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). Foreword by Tony Attwood. ISBN: 1853027499 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,aspergers,account]
Donna Williams.
Everyday Heaven: Journeys Beyond the Stereotypes of Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004). ISBN: 1843102110 (paperback, 224 pages). [autism,account]
Donna Williams.
Like Color to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding (New York: Times Books, 1996). Canada: Doubleday. Third in series. ISBN: 0385255950 (paperback, Doubleday, 1996); ISBN: 0812926404 (paperback, 288 pages); ISBN: 1853027200 (Jessica Kingsley, 1998). [autism,account]
Donna Williams.
Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic (Random, 1992). Doubleday, 1992. 219 pages. Also Corgi Books. The autobiography of an autistic woman; bestseller in early 1993. Shows an autistic person surviving an abusive family situation; painful to read. List member reactions: some describe it as truly amazing and very valuable; others don't recommend it at all. ISBN: 0385254253 ; ISBN: 0552995126 (paperback, Corgi, 1993); ISBN: 0380722178 (paperback, 248 pages, Avon Books, 1994); ISBN: 0812920422 (hardcover, 219 pages, New York: Time Books, 1992, LCCN: 92-053669); ISBN: 1853027189 (Jessica Kingsley, 1998); ISBN: 0944993818 (audio cassette, abridged, Audio Literature, 1994). [autism,account]
Donna Williams.
Not Just Anything (Future Horizons, 1995). Reader: a number of autistic people...are quite attached to it. ISBN: 1885477155 (paperback, 180 pages); ISBN: 1843102285 (paperback, 144 pages, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004). [autism,account]
Donna Williams.
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism (1993). Also Doubleday, 1994. Donna explores the four years since her diagnosis and her attempts to leave her 'world under glass' and live normally. Shows some of the distortions of perception an autistic person may have, and possibilities for un-learning them. But hard to read without having 1st read the other book, as it refers to events in that book. ISBN: 0812925246 (paperback, Times Books, 1995); ISBN: 0812922875 (hardcover, 238 pages, New York: Time Books, 1994); ISBN: 0385255004 (paperback, Bantam Books of Canada); ISBN: 1853027197 (paperback, 208 pages, Jessica Kingsley, 1998, 1995); ISBN: 0552141984 (paperback, 288 pages, Corgi, 1995); ISBN: 0944993869 (audio cassette, abridged, Audio Literature, 1994). [autism,account]
Stephen Wiltshire.
Cities (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1989). Pictures by an autistic. [autism,account]
Stephen Wiltshire.
Drawings (London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1987). Pictures by an autistic. [autism,account]
Stephen Wiltshire.
Floating Cities: Venice, Amsterdam, Leningrad and Moscow (London: Michael Joseph, 1991). 146 pages. Also New York: Summit, 1991. Pictures by an autistic artist, age 16. Forward by Oliver Sacks. [autism,account]
Stephen Wiltshire.
Stephen Wiltshire's American Dream (London: Michael Joseph, 1993). Also New York: Summit, 1993 [autism,account]
Dietmar Zoeller.
Ich gebe nicht auf: Aufzeichnungen und Briefe eines autistischen jungen Mannes, der versucht, sich die Welt zu oeffnen (Bern: Scherz Verlag, 1992). Ich gebe nicht auf: I won't give up. ISBN: 3502188866 (Scherz, 224 pages); ISBN: 3423304529 (DTV, 1995). [autism,account,fc,german]