Autism/Asperger Bibliography


Asperger's Syndrome Tony Attwood
ISBN 1 85302 577 1 (all ISBNs are for paperbacks, unless otherwise noted)
A Guide for Parents and Professionals
A good starting point. Non-technical.

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome Olga Bogdashina
ISBN 1 84310 166 1
Different Sensory Experiences, Different Perceptual Worlds
Excellent! Strongly recommended. The sensory hypersensitivity issues are not emphasized enough in the current literature, in my opinion. A window into the world of the autistic for neurotypicals. Why autistics and Aspergers do what they do.

Emergence: Labeled Autistic Dr. Temple Grandin and Margaret M. Scariano
ISBN 0-446-67182-7
Dr. Grandin is probably the world's best known high functioning non-Asperger autistic, partly because of this extraordinary autobiography. She is the inventor of the "hug machine" used in therapy for autistics, attended college and won her doctorate in animal science, and is considered to be a world-class authority on the design of livestock handling facilities. This book is her autobiography.

Thinking in Pictures Dr. Temple Grandin
IDBN 0-679-77289-8
Dr. Grandin's discussion about autism.

An Anthropologist on Mars Dr. Oliver Sacks
Seven paradoxical tales
Includes the chapter "An Anthropologist on Mars", his article about meeting Dr. Grandin. Good beginning point in exploring autism. Easy to read.

Nobody Nowhere Donna Williams
ISBN 0-380-72217-8
The extraordinary biography of an autistic
From Donna's description, I would tend to believe that her family were all on the spectrum...thus her experiences growing up are quite different from Temple Grandin's. She was essentially an abondoned child who taught herself to survive in a neurotypical world. (autobiography)

Somebody Somewhere Donna Williams
ISBN 0-8129-2524-6
The sequel to Nobody Nowhere. Fills in what happened after the end of the previous book.

An Asperger Marriage Gisela & Christopher Slater-Walker
ISBN 1 84310 017 7
Grisela (neurotypical) and Christopher (Asperger) write alternating chapters about the same subjects, giving you an inside look at the differences in perception and strategies. "Must have" for anyone in a "mixed" relationship.

Pretending to be Normal Dr. Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN 1 85302 749 9
Living with Asperger's Syndrome
After one of Liane's daughters was diagnosed with AS, Liane began to recognize the syndrome in herself. This book is about her life as well as her daughters'. Excellent introductory text....easy to read.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome ed. Uta Frith
ISBN 0 521 38448 6 hardback
ISBN 0 521 38608 x paperback
Very technical, but still very much worth a read if you pass over the parts you don't understand. Lots of research information. Includes the original paper published by Hans Asperger back in 1944, translated into English, in which what is now called "Asperger's Syndrome" was defined.

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook Roger N. Meyer
ISBN 1 85302 796 0
An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome
Excellent. Extremely helpful. Lots of information about AS in general, and specifically about AS and work. Probably more help for older adults than for adolescents and/or young adults as you are asked to write a list of all the jobs you have had and pick three out of them for part of the workbook.

Other works

Asperger Syndrome in the Family Dr. Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN 1 85302 873 8
Redefining Normal

Our Journey Through ed. Linda Andron
ISBN 1 85302 947 5
High Functioning Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Articles predominantly written by neurotypical parents of autistic children

Autism in History Rab Houston & Uta Frith
ISBN 0-631-22088-7 paperback
ISBN 0-631-22089-5 also paperback, not sure what the difference is
The Case of Hugh Blair of Borgue
historical references

Autism: Explaining the Enigma Uta Frith
ISBN 0-631-22900-0
ISBN 0-631-22901-9

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships Ashley Stanford
ISBN 1 84310 734 1


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January 7, 2005