Books & Movies

The following is a selection of recommended books and movies about autism.


  • Attwood, Tony: The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Baker, Jed: No More Meltdowns
  • Baker, Jed: Overcoming Anxiety in Children & Teens
  • Baker, Jed: Social Skills Picture Books
  • Chalfant, Anne: Managing Anxiety in People With Autism: A Treatment Guide for Parents, Teachers and Mental Health Professionals
  • Grandin, Temple: Different … Not Less
  • Grandin, Temple: Thinking in Pictures
  • Grandin, Temple: Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships
  • Kranowitz, Carol: The Out of Sync Child
  • Newport, Jerry: Mozart and the Whale
  • Notbohm, Ellen: 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Aspergers
  • Robison, John Elder: Be Different
  • Robison, John Elder: Look Me In The Eye, My Life With Asperger’s
  • Sabin, Ellen: The Autism Acceptance Book
  • Silberman, Steve: Neurotribes
  • Simone, Rudy: Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome

Children and Teens

  • Bishop, Beverly: My Friend With Autism
  • Elder, Jennifer: Different Like Me, My Book of Autism Heroes
  • Espeland, Pamela: Dude that’s Rude
  • Grandin, Temple: Temple Talks … about Autism and the Older Child
  • Healy, Angie: Sometimes My Brother: Helping Kids Understand Autism Through a Sibling’s Eyes
  • O’Toole, Jennifer Cook: The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules
  • Shally, Celeste: Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book

Toilet Training

  • Batts, Brenda: Ready, Set Potty, Toilet Training for Children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders
  • Coucouvanis, Judith: The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs, Including Autism and Related Disorders
  • Wilde, Kate: Autistic Logistics: A Parent’s Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges

Puberty & Sexuality

  • Crissey, Pat: Personal Hygeine, what’s that got to do with me?
  • Harris, Robie: It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
  • Hartman, Davida: Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mahler, Kelly: Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding
  • Natterson, Cara: The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls
  • Reynolds, Kate: What’s Happening to Ellie?: A book about puberty for girls and young women with autism and related conditions
  • Reynolds, Kate: What’s Happening to Tom?: A book about puberty for boys and young men with autism and related conditions
  • Schaefer, Valorie: The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls
  • Wrobel, Mary: Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism

Education & Transition

  • Myles, Brenda Smith: Simple Strategies That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students With Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities
  • Simone, Rudy: Asperger’s on the Job: Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates
  • Wehman, Paul: Autism and the Transition to Adulthood
  • Wehman, Paul: Essentials of Transition Planning
  • Wright, Peter: WrightsLaw All About IEPs


  • Adam
  • Autism: The Musical
  • Bully
  • Loving Lamposts Movie
  • Mozart and the Whale
  • The Story of Luke
  • Temple Grandin Movie
  • Wretches and Jabberers