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Autism is reaching epidemic proportions in this country and the world. To give you an idea of just how fast it’s growing, the U.S. population grew by 13% during the 1990s, disabilities grew at a rate of 16%, and autism grew at a rate of 172%! According to the Autism Society, within 10 years, the annual costs associated with care for individuals with autism will be $200–$400 billion dollars. Today, at least one out of 150 children born in the United States will develop autism. (In certain parts of the country, those rates are estimated to be 1 out of 100. Some predict that if by the year 2020 we do not make signifi­cant changes, 1 in every 10 children will be affected by autism. That’s why it’s so important to understand the predisposing factors that play a role in its develop­ment. With that understanding, we can not only help to recover those who are already affected, but can also help to prevent future cases and stem the tide of this epidemic.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

Reaching for a brighter future.pdf

Reaching for a brighter future

Service Guidelines for Individuals with

Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Lifespan

By: Julie Babyak

Lifespan Needs for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.pdf

Lifespan Needs for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Province of Nova Scotia

Autism and My Sensory Based World.pdf

Autism and My Sensory Based World

A good teacher is gently insistent

Early intervention essential

Minimum 20 hours weekly

By: Temple Grandin

Golden Hays Childhood Autism.pdf

Childhood Autism and Assortative Mating

Diagnosed rates of autism spectrum disorders have grown tremendously over the last few decades.

By: Hays Golden

A Regular Guy: Growing Up With Autism

A memoir about life with an autistic son, Matthew, written from his mother's perspective

By: Laura Shumaker

Laughing and Loving with Autism

If you know and love a child with autism, this book will warm your heart!

By: R. Wayne Gilpin

Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism

By: Kamran Nazeer

Children with Autism and Their Allies in Action: Who Are They? What Do They Think? How Do They Help?

By:  Suman S. Joshi 

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

By: Susan Senator

Voices of Autism: The Healing Companion : Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength


Living the good life with autism

Edgar Schneider at last with an explanation for his many differences, explored in Discovering my Autism.

By: Edgar Schneider

Finding Lina: A Mother's Journey from Autism to Hope

By: Helena Hjalmarsson

Without Reason : A Family Copes with Two Generations of Autism

By:  Charles A. Hart


By:  Sharon Rosenbloom (Author), Thomas Balsamo (Author)

For the Love of Ann: The true story of an autistic child (An Arrow original)

By: James Copeland

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By: Mark Haddon

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is a New York Times bestseller by John Elder Robison.

By: John Elder Robison

Louder Than Words

The New York Times bestseller that is an inspiring ?story of hope?

By: Jenny McCarthy

A child called Noah

The author conveys his feelings of anguish and despair as he watches his son Noah, an artistic child, growing up...

By: Josh Greenfeld

The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities

By: Larry B. Silver M.D.

Three Times the Love: Finding Answers and Hope for Our Triplets with Autism

By:  Lynn and Randy Gaston

Songs of the Gorilla Nation

By: Dawn Prince-Hughes

A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism

By: Zack Peter

The Autism War

Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent...

By: Louis Conte

The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine, and

a Man-Made Epidemic

Much of the public discussion about autism has missed the point about the possible causes.

By: Dan Olmsted

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism: Stories of Hope and Everyday Success

By: Colleen Sell

Raising Blaze

When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do?

By: Debra M. Ginsberg

Healing and Preventing Autism: A Complete Guide For any child with challenges, early intervention is essential and ...

By: Jenny McCarthy and Jerry Kartzinel

I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice

By:  Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen

The Only Boy in the World: A Father Explores the Mysteries of Autism

"The Only Boy in the World" is a memoir, an investigation into what makes us human...

By: Michael Blastland

Life Journey Through Autism An Educator’s Guide.pdf

Life Journey Through Autism:

An Educator’s Guide

By: Silver Spring, MD

Social intelligence in the normal and autistic brain.pdf

Social intelligence in the normal and autistic brain

By: Simon Baron-Cohen

What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder

By: Emily Ford

Gift from My Son: Autism Redefined

When Keli Lindelien's son Benjamin was diagnosed with autism, her life was turned upside down.

By: Keli Lindelien

A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

By: Peter Szatmari

Jay Grows an Alien

Jay, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, often feels out of place in the world around him, but doesn t know why

By: Caroline Levine

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder

By:  Carol Kranowitz

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

By: Naoki Higashida

Mother Warriors

Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds

By: Jenny McCarthy

Let me hear your voice

A story told by a mother, of how two children were rescued from the tragedy of autism.

By: Catherine Maurice

Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet.PDF

Born on Blue Day

A Memoir of Asperger’s and an Extraordinary Mind


Twin: A Memoir

"Extraordinary...An unsparing but deeply compassionate inquiry into [family] life

By: Allen Shawn

The Ages Of Autism

Hyper is a “haunting narrative that explores the world’s most scrutinized childhood condition from the inside out”

By: Timothy Denevi

Somebody Somewhere

A  book written by the autistic author, songwriter, screenwriter and artist Donna Williams.

By: Donna Williams

Raising Brandon: Creating a Path to Independence for Your Adult "Kid" with Autism & Special Needs

By:  Amalia StarrI

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism

By: Eileen Garvin

Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child

By: Helen Swinbourne

Beyond the Autistic Plateau - A Parent's Story and Practical Help with Autism

By: Stephen Pitman

Confronting autism : the aurora on the dark side of Venus: A practical guide to hope, knowledge, and empowerment

By: Victoria A Beck

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi, became the first child diagnosed with autism.
By: Caren Zucker and John Donvan

Not My Boy!: A Father, A Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism

By:  Rodney Peete, Danelle Morton

The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism

By: Kate Winslet

The Out-of-Sync Child

The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem

By:Carol S. Kranowitz

Not Even Wrong

In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders

By: Paul Collins

Autism From Within

For those who have heard Hilde de Clercq speak, it will be no surprise to hear that this is a very special book.

By: Hilde de Clercq

Suffer the Children: The Case Against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative

By: Marilyn Wedge