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Our Big Blog About Books

September 28th, 2021


For Autistic adults, allies, professionals, Caregivers

We have a number of book recommendations in our resource blogs and from our, AutismBC Connects Interviews from our members. We love when our members share with us books that they found helpful, impactful, or influential on their autism journeys.  We hope to continue to share them here:
For Autistic Adults

Autistics Recommend: Books on Autism 

Books about Autistic Women and Girls 

NeuroDivergent Rebel’s 2021 Neurodiversity Book List 

But You Don’t Look Autistic at All – Toeps, Bianca, MacCorquodale-Smith, Fay

What I Want to Talk About: How Autistic Special Interests Shape a Life – by Pete Wharmby

I Will Die On This Hill: Autistic Adults, Autism Parents, and the Children Who Deserve a Better World – Meghan Ashburn (Author), Jules Edwards (Author), Morénike Giwa Onaiwu 

Kicking ASSpergers One Meltdown at a Time – Jeremy Tolmie, Dave Ray & Joel Mark Harris  

Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism – Published by ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) 

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology And How You Can Heal – Donna Jackson Nakazawa 

We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia 

Burnout by Emily Nagoski 

For Everyone 

Uniquely Human – Dr. Barry Prizant  

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Naoki Higashida (author of The Reason I Jump) 

Thinking in Pictures – Dr. Temple Grandin 

Neurotribes – Steve Silberman (TW: Language)

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism – Roy Richard Grinker

Regulation and Co-Regulation: Accessible Neuroscience and Connection Strategies that Bring Calm into the Classroom (15-Minute Focus Series) – Ginger Healy

For Caregivers

The Explosive Child – Dr. Ross Greene 

Lost at School: Why our kids with behavioural challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them – Dr. Ross Greene 

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with your Child 

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child and You Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life – Dr. Stuart Shanker 

Beyond Behaviours: Using Brain Science & Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioural Challenges – Dr. Mona Delahooke 

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind 

Brain-Body Parenting Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. 

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle – Emily Nagoski 

The Power of Showing Up – Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

YOUR CHILD IS NOT BROKEN: Parent Your Neurodivergent Child Without Losing Your Marbles – Heidi Mavir

I Will Die On This Hill: Autistic Adults, Autism Parents, and the Children Who Deserve a Better World – Meghan Ashburn (Author), Jules Edwards (Author), Morénike Giwa Onaiwu 

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion – George J. Thompson and Jerry B. Jenkins  

For Children 

It’s OK to be Different: A Children’s Picture Book about Diversity and Kindness – Sujata Saha 

Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! – Clay & Gail Morton  

Kindness is my SuperPower: A Children’s Book about Empathy, Kindness & Compassion – Alicia Ortego 

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures – The Story of Dr Temple Grandin – Julia Finley Mosca & Daniel Rieley

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different – Ben Brooks

Speak Up  – Rebecca Burgess

For Teens/Tweens 

The Awesome Autistic Go-to-Guide (for teens and tweens) – Yenn Purkis & Tanya Masterman 

The Aspie Teen Survival Guide – J. D. Kraus

The ASD Independence Workbook: Transition Skills for Teens and Young Adults – Francis Tabone

Autistically Thriving – Judy Endow

Beyond Puberty (Workbook)PowerUp Education

Take it from the Expert: Sixteen Years of Living on the Autism Spectrum – Kaitlin Smith

I Can’t Go To School! : The School Non-Attender’s Workbook – Suzy Rowland and Adam Freeman  

Speak Up  – Rebecca Burgess


Teachers Guide to Autistic Behaviour: What, Why, and How to Help

Non-Speaking Autistics: 

Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism – Arthur Fleischmann 

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism – Naoki Higashida

Autistic LGBTQIA+ Community: 

The Autistic Trans Guide to Life

Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words: Sparrow, Maxfield: 9781787750142: Books –

Misfit: Changemaker with an Edge: Souvaliotis, Andreas: 9780992029500: Books –

Queerly Autistic – Be proudly autistic. Be proudly queer. Be proudly you.

Other Resources: 

The AIDE Lending Library is a federally funded lending library for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Community.

Sign-up for a free membership and you can borrow resources that will be mailed to you + return shipping for free.

Learn more here:

AutismBC Highlights: AIDE Lending Library

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