Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and today is World Autism Awareness Day.  To help celebrate this month of awareness, we put together a list of some of the best books at the Moline Public Library about Autism Spectrum Disorders or featuring characters on the Autism spectrum.  Have any additional suggestions?  We’d love to hear them!

Great books for introducing Autism Spectrum Disorders to children in early elementary school

Looking for Louis by Lesley Ely and Polly Dunbar

Russell’s World: A Story For Kids About Autism by Charles A. Amenta III

Autism by Michelle Levine

Some Kids Have Autism by Martha E. H. Rustad

My Friend Has Autism by Amanda Doering Tourville

I Know Someone With Autism by Sue Barraclough

Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete

 Introducing Autism Spectrum Disorders to older kids

Autism Spectrum Disorder by Marguerite Rodger

How to Talk to An Autistic Kid by Daniel Stefanski

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery

 Fantastic fiction featuring characters on the Autism spectrum

 Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller

Books for kids on the Autism spectrum and their families

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

Autism, the Invisible Cord: A Sibling’s Diary by Barbara Cain

Asperger’s Rules! How to Make Sense of School and Friends by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD

Autism 24/7: A Family Guide to Learning at Home and In the Community by Andy Bondy, P.h.D. and Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP

Autism Handbook for Parents: Facts and Strategies for Parenting Success by Janice E. Janzen


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