Autism Books - General Disability

American Psychological Association.
Mental retardation: an abstracted bibliography, 1971-1980 (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1982). Part of the series PsycINFO retrospective. ISBN: 091270473X (paperback, 458 pages). [autism,disability,bibliography]
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]
John Austin, editor & James E. Carr, editor.
Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis (Context Press, 2000). ISBN: 1878978349 (paperback, 488 pages). [disability,behavioral,autism]
Allan S. Bellack, Michael Hersen & Alan E. Kazdin.
International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy (New York: Plenum Publishing, 1990). Includes chapter "Infantile Autism" by Laura Schreibman, Robert Koegel, Marjorie H. Charlop, and Andrew L. Egel. [autism,behavioral,treatment,disability]
David R. Beukelman & Pat Mirenda.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2nd ed (Paul H. Brookes, 1998). ISBN: 1557663335 (hardcover, 592 pages). [autism,disability]
Agatha H. Bowley.
The young handicapped child: educational guidance for the young cerebral palsied, deaf, blind, and autistic child (E & S Livingstone, 1969). ISBN: 0443005915 . [autism,disability,se]
Peter R. Breggin.
Toxic Psychiatry: Why Therapy, Empathy, and Love Must Replace the Drugs, Electroshock, and Biochemical Theories of the New Psychiatry (St. Martin's Press, 1994). Includes section on autism claiming it's all the fault of the parents and that any biological theories are the result of parent organizations like the Autism Society of America trying to cover up their guilt. Reader's comment: virulently nasty. ISBN: 0312113668 . [autism,disability]
Marilyn Le Breton & Rosemary Kessick.
The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2002). ISBN: 1843100673 (paperback, 400 pages). [disability,autism,nutrition,allergy]
Ted Broer.
Maximum Solutions for ADD, Learning Disabilities and Autism: Natural Treatments of ADD, ADHD, and Autism (Creation House, 2002). ISBN: 0884197190 (hardcover, 228 pages). [autism,treatment,disability]
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]
Shelley Case.
Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide (Case Nutrition Consulting, 2002). ISBN: 1894022793 (paperback, 176 pages). [disability,autism,nutrition,allergy]
Joan B. Chase.
Retrolental fibroplasia and autistic symptomatology: an investigation into some relationships among neonatal, environmental, developmental and affective variables in blind prematures (New York: American Foundation for the Blind, 1968). Part of the series American Foundation for the Blind Research. Also 1972. 215 pages. [autism,disability]
Pamela Compart & Dana Laake.
The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet (Fair Winds Press, 2006). ISBN: 1592332234 (hardcover, 256 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1592332236). [disability,autism,nutrition,allergy]
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]
Laurent Danon-Boileau & James Grieve.
Children Without Language: From Dysphasia To Autism (Oxford University Press, 2005). ISBN: 0195175026 (hardcover, 268 pages). [autism,disability,medical]
Karen DeFelice.
Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions, third edition (Thundersnow Interactive, 2008). ISBN: 0972591850 (paperback, 384 pages). [autism,disability,treatment]
Karen L. DeFelice.
Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions (Purcell Print, 2002). See Third Edition. ISBN: 0972591877 (paperback, 367 pages); ISBN: 1843107295 (paperback, 256 pages, Jessica Kingsley Pub). [autism,disability,treatment]
Karen L. DeFelice.
Enzymes: Go With Your Gut: More Practical Guidelines For Digestive Enzymes (ThunderSnow Interactive, 2006). ISBN: 0972591893 (paperback, 352 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0972591898). [autism,disability,treatment]
Edward Dolnick.
Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis (Simon & Schuster, 1998). Presents a case against the manner in which psychoanalysts have approached a number of psychological conditions including depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism. ISBN: 0684824973 (hardcover, 352 pages). [autism,disability,psychoanalysis]
Martha Kate Downey.
If You've Ever Wanted to Crawl in the Closet with an OREO... Second Edition (Books by MK, 2004). ISBN: 0974242128 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,disability,aspergers,parent]
Martha Kate Downey.
If You've Ever Wanted to Crawl in the Closet With an Oreo: Tips for Parenting a Child With Special Needs (Phat Art 4). See second edition. ISBN: 0965070050 (paperback, 144 pages). [autism,disability,aspergers,parent]
Elva Duran & Lou Brown.
Vocational Training and Employment of the Moderately and Severely Handicapped and Autistic Adolescent with Particular Emphasis to Bilingual Special Ed (Charles C. Thomas, 1992). ISBN: 0398058016 . [autism,adolescent,disability]
V. Mark Durand.
Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs (Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes, 1998). Specifically on sleep problems in children with special needs. Includes case studies of autistic children with sleep problems. Reader's comment: indispensable for exhausted parents. ISBN: 1557663157 (paperback, 288 pages). [autism,disability]
Richard M. Foxx.
Decreasing behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism (Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1982). A sequel to Foxx's Increasing behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism. The two-book set teaches people how to use behavior modification. The original title of this book was Decreasing behaviors in severely retarded and autistic persons. ISBN: 0878222642 (paperback, 191 pages). [autism,disability,behavioral,treatment,mr]
Richard M. Foxx.
Increasing behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism (Champaign, Ill.: Research Press, 1982). ISBN number for set of this and the Decreasing behaviors with severe retardation and autism book (which naturally follows this book) is 0878222650. The two-book set teaches the use of behavior modification, describing it in detail. The original title of this book was Increasing behaviors of severely retarded and autistic persons. The book's author is coauthor of the well-known book Toilet training in less than a day. ISBN: 0878222634 (paperback, 221 pages). [autism,disability,behavioral,treatment,mr]
Selma Fraiberg.
Insights from the Blind (Basic Books, 1977). A psychoanalytic book on blind children with autism. ISBN: 0465033180 . [autism,disability,psychoanalysis]
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]
A. Gedye.
Behavioral Diagnostic Guide for Developmental Disabilities (1998). Catalogs clues to underlying conditions, medical, etc. [autism,allergy,nutrition,disability]
D. Jay Gense & Marilyn H. Gense.
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment: Meeting Students' Learnings Needs (AFB Press, 2005). ISBN: 0891288805 (paperback, 352 pages); ISBN: 0891288023 (hardcover). [autism,se,disability]
T.R. Giles.
Handbook of Effective Psychotherapy (New York: Plenum Pub Corp, 1993). Part of the series Plenum Behavior Therapy. Not autism-specific, but includes chapter, "Autism" by T. Smith. The book discusses the effacy of various psychotherapeutic interventions. ISBN: 0306444283 (hardcover). [autism,disability,treatment]
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]
Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Weider & Robin Simons.
The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth (Addison-Wesley, 1998). ISBN: 0201407264 (hardcover, 496 pages, Perseus Press). [autism,disability,se]
Michael J. Guralnick, ed..
The Effectiveness of Early Intervention (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1996). Includes chapter called "Early Intervention in Autism" by Geraldine Dawson and Julie Osterling. ISBN: 155766255X (hardcover, 688 pages). [autism,disability]
Richard H. Haas, Isabelle Rapin & Hugo W. Moser.
Rett Syndrome and Autism (Year Book Medical Pub, 1988). Part of the series Issues in Neurology. ISBN: 9998180252 . [autism,disability]
Robert Lee Hamblin.
The Humanization processes: a social, behavioral analysis of children's problems (New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1971). Part of the series Psychological Disorders. 305 pages. [autism,disability]
Jules Henry.
Pathways to Madness (London: Jonathan Cape, 1972). Accounts of different families with a mentally ill, mentally handicapped, or autistic family member. The families are deemed to be entirely to blame. [autism,disability]
David Hewett, ed & Melanie Nind, ed.
Access to Communication: Developing the basics of communication with people with severe learning difficulties using Intensive Interaction (London: David Fulton, 1994). Includes large sections specifically on autism. Reader's comment: very interesting, intelligent, practical and non-dogmatic. ISBN: 1853462063 (Taylor & Francis). [autism,disability]
David Hewett, ed & Melanie Nind, ed.
Interaction in Action: Reflections on the Use of Intensive Interaction (London: David Fulton, 1998). Includes large sections specifically on autism. Reader's comment: very interesting, intelligent, practical and non-dogmatic. ISBN: 1853464619 (paperback). [autism,disability]
Linda A. Hodgdon.
Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School and Home (Troy, Michigan: QuirkRoberts Publishing, 1995). Related to TEACCH program. I've also seen it titled: Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, Volume I: Practical Supports for School and Home. http://www.usevisualstrategies/book1/book1.htm ISBN: 0961678615 (218 pages). [autism,disability]
Patricia Howlin, ed.
Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Children (Cambridge University Press, 1998). Part of the series Clinics in Developmental Medicine. Number 146 in series. About treating autism and other disorders. ISBN: 1898683123 (hardcover, 1999). [autism,disability]
S. J. Hutt & Corinne Hutt, ed.
Behaviour studies in psychiatry: based on the proceedings of a symposium held at the Human Development Research Unit, Park Hospital for Children, Oxford, July 1968 (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1970). Also New York. 223 pages. [autism,disability,proceedings]
Information and Research Utilization Center in Physical Education and Recreation for the Handicapped.
Physical Education, Recreation, and related programs for autistic and emotionally disturbed children (Washington: America Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1976). 124 pages. Prepared by Liane Summerfield. [autism,disability,se]
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]
Jerry A. Johnson & David A. Ethridge, ed.
Developmental Disabilities: A handbook for occupational therapists (New York: Haworth Press, 1989). Part of the series Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Covers autism along with a few other disabilities. ISBN: 0866569596 (hardcover, 268 pages). [autism,disability,ot]
Diane Kennedy & Rebecca Banks.
The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatments (Waterbrook Press, 2002). ISBN: 1578564980 (paperback, 208 pages). [autism,disability]
Robert L. Koegel, Lynn Kern Koegel & Glen Dunlap.
?. Booklet on toilet training people with autism and other disabilities. [autism,disability]
Dirk W. Kraijer.
Autism and Autistic-like Conditions in Mental Retardation (Swets & Zeitlinger, 1997). ISBN: 9026514638 (hardcover, 450 pages). [autism,disability,mr]
Martin L. Kutscher.
Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar And More!: The One Stop Guide For Parents, Teachers, And Other Professionals (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 1843108100 (hardcover, 240 pages). [autism,aspergers,disability,parent,se]
Deirdre V. Lovecky.
Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and other Learning Deficits (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004). ISBN: 1853029645 (paperback, 528 pages). [autism,aspergers,adhd,disability,general]
Herbert Lovett.
Learning to Listen: Positive approaches to people with difficult behavior (Paul H. Brookes, 1996). Someone said it is about Gentle Teaching methods. ISBN: 1557661642 (paperback, 269 pages); ISBN: 1853023744 (paperback, 224 pages, Jessica Kingsley, 1996). [autism,disability]
James K. Luiselli, ed & Michael J. Cameron, ed.
Antecedent Control: Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Support (Paul H. Brookes, 1998). ISBN: 1557663343 (paperback). [autism,disability,behavioral]
James D. MacDonald.
Communicating Partners: 30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late-Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Development (Jessica Kingsley, 2004). Part of the series Development Guides for Professionals and Parents. ISBN: 1843107589 (paperback, 336 pages). [autism,aspergers,disability]
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]
Arnold Miller & Eileen Eller-Miller.
From Ritual to Repertoire: A Cognitive Developmental Systems Approach With Behavior Disordered Children (John Wiley & Sons, 1989). Part of the series Wiley Series on Personality Process. Cognitive Development approach. Available from Imaginart Communication Products. ISBN: 0471848972 (paperback, 544 pages). [autism,se,disability]
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]
Lila Nielsen.
Are You Blind? Promotion of the development of children who are especially developmentally threatened (Copenhagen: SIKON, 1990). On blind/visually impaired children with autistic tendencies. [autism,disability]
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]
Tabitha Orth.
Visual Recipes: A Cookbook for Nonreaders (DRL Books, 2001). Recipe book to aid independent living skills. ISBN: 0966526627 (spiral-bound). [disability,autism,adult,adolescent]
Linda Pring, editor.
Autism and Blindness: Research and Reflections (Whurr Publishers, 2005). ISBN: 1861564449 (paperback, 197 pages). [autism,disability]
John J. Ratey & Catherine Johnson.
Shadow Syndromes (Pantheon Books, 1997). About very mild forms of psychiatric conditions including ADD and autism. Chapter 6 is entitled "Autistic Echos". ISBN: 0679439684 (hardcover, 384 pages); ISBN: 0553379593 (paperback, 389 pages, 1998); ISBN: 0517282623 (hardcover, Random House, 1998). [autism,disability]
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]
Antoinette Savill.
Gluten, Wheat, and Dairy Free Cookbook (Thorsons Pub, 2000). ISBN: 0722540272 (paperback, 288 pages). [disability,autism,nutrition,allergy]
William Shaw.
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, 2nd edition (Great Plains Laboratory, 2001). ISBN: 0966123816 (paperback, 225 pages). [autism,disability,allergy,pdd,treatment]
William Shaw, Bernard Rimland, Pamela Scott, Karyn Seroussi, Lisa Lewis & Bruce Semon.
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD (Sunflower Press, 1997). I think its working title was once The Biological Basis of Autism and PDD. Covers yeast, gluten/casein, and vitamin treatments. Initially not in many bookstores; call 913-341-6207. ISBN: 0966123808 (paperback, 303 pages). [autism,disability,allergy,pdd,treatment]
Bryna Siegel & Stuart C. Silverstein.
What About Me? Growing up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling (Insight Books, 1994). Written by siblings of autistic kids. One subscriber found it an excellent book for her 14 year old NT son. ISBN: 0306446502 (hardcover, 296 pages); ISBN: 073820630X (paperback, 316 pages, Perseus Publishing, 2001). [autism,disability,family]
Linda S. Siegel & Fredrick J. Morrison, ed.
Cognitive development in atypical children: progress in cognitive development research (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1985). Part of the series Cognitive development. 184 pages [autism,disability]
Marian Sigman & Ellen Ruskin.
Continuity And Change In The Social Competence Of Children With Autism, Down Syndrome, And Developmental Delays (Blackwell, 1999). ISBN: 0631215913 (paperback, 240 pages). [autism,disability]
Linda Rumanoff Simonson.
A Curriculum Model for Individuals with Severe Learning and Behavior Disorders (Baltimore: University Park Press, 1979). ISBN: 0839113226 (paperback, 320 pages). [autism,disability,se]
Kathryn Stewart.
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: A Parent's Guide (New Harbinger Pubns, 2002). ISBN: 1572242779 (paperback, 200 pages). [disability,autism,aspergers,treatment]
Kathryn Stewart.
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: A Parent's Guide, 2nd edition (New Harbinger Publications, 2007). ISBN: 1572245263 (paperback, 237 pages). [disability,autism,aspergers,treatment]
Wilma K. Sweeney.
The Special-Needs Reading List: An Annotated Guide to the Best Publications for Parents and Professionals (Woodbine House, 1998). Part of the series Special Needs. Covers numerous special needs including autism. Includes reviews of books, journals, newsletters, organizations, and other information sources on children with disabilities. ISBN: 0933149743 (paperback, 300 pages). [autism,bibliography,disability,parent]
Helen Tager-Flusberg.
Autism and Williams Syndrome (Psychology Press (UK), forthcoming). Part of the series Essays in Developmental Psychology. ISBN: 1841690082 (hardcover, 275 pages, due 12/30/2005). [autism,text,disability]
Pamela B. Tanguay & Sue Thompson.
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions (Jessica Kingsley, 2002). ISBN: 1853029416 (paperback, 304 pages). [disability,autism,aspergers,treatment]
Laura Tremelloni.
Arctic Spring: Potential for Growth in Adults With Psychosis And Autism (Karnac Books, forthcoming). ISBN: 1855753146 (paperback, 260 pages, due 11/30/2005). [autism,adult,disability]
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]
Fred R. Volkmar, ed.
Psychoses and Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence (Amer Psychiatric Press, 1996). Includes chapters on a number of psychoses including autism and Asperger's syndrome. ISBN: 1882103017 (hardcover). [autism,pdd,disability,aspergers]