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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 

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

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

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

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) 

Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism And Feminism, Book by Joanne Limburg – You can borrow this book as an ebook or audiobook from the Aide Lending Library: Search results for weird sisters – AIDE Canada – OverDrive

NeuroDivergent Rebel’s 2021 Neurodiversity Book List 

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

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

For Everyone 

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

Neurotribes – Steve Silberman (TW: Language)

Uniquely Human – Dr. Barry Prizant  

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

Thinking in Pictures – Dr. Temple Grandin 

For Caregivers

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

Brain-Body Parenting Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

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

Calm The Chaos Dayna Abraham | Now Available for Order! ( Abraham

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 

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 ChildRoss W. Greene Ph.D. (Author)

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

The Explosive Child – Dr. Ross Greene 

The Little Book of Autism FAQs: How to Talk with Your Child about Their Diagnosis and Other Conversations – Davida Hartman, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

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

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind –  Daniel J. Siegel (Author), Tina Payne Bryson (Author)

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

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

For Children 

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

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

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different – Ben Brooks

Speak Up  – Rebecca Burgess

Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day, The: Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You DoDayna Abraham

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

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

Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle… – Barbara Esham

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: 

Misfit: Changemaker with an Edge – Andreas Souvaliotis

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

The Autistic Trans Guide to LifeYenn Purkis (Author), Wenn Lawson (Author)

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

Other Resources: 

The AIDE Lending Library is a federally funded lending library for the 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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