Best Books to Learn About Autism

When it comes to understanding and supporting children with autism, knowledge is power. Learning about autism through insightful autism books can open up new horizons of understanding and empathy. 

If you are a parent that wants to explore some of the best books for autism that not only shed light on the subject but also celebrate the unique strengths and qualities of individuals on the autism spectrum, then check out these gems: 

“Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” by Ellen Notbohm

Ellen Notbohm, a compassionate parent of multiple children with autism and ADHD, offers a heartfelt guide for caregivers in this book for autism. With a touch of humor and a lot of empathy, Notbohm delves into the world of autism, emphasizing the strengths and potential of these remarkable children. From social processing skills to communication, and all things inbetween, this autism book shares the importance of a meaningful, self-sufficient life for children with autism.

“Connecting With the Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call it High-Functioning” by Casey Vormer

Author of this autism book, Casey Vormer, extends a bridge between neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals, reminding us that we are all human and share common ground. This enlightening book highlights the importance of transparent and rewarding interactions for both sides. Vormer highlights the importance of active listening, positive encouragement, and the avoidance of misunderstandings. 

 “The Autistic Brain: Exploring the Strength of a Different Kind of Mind” by Temple Grandin

Written by Temple Grandin, a renowned autistic author, this book for autsim talks about the author’s own experiences and the latest research on the autistic brain. In addition to advocating for a symptom-by-symptom approach, she emphasies the need to nurture and amplify the unique strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum, reframing the narrative to focus on their remarkable capabilities.

“The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain” by Thomas Armstrong

In this powerful autism book, Thomas Armstrong challenges traditional perspectives on neurodiversity by questioning the characterization of autism as a disability. By exploring the evolutionary advantages and special skills often associated with neurodivergent individuals, this eye-opening book is an essential resource for parents seeking to better understand and support their autistic children.

At Advanced Behavior Analysis, we understand the importance of learning and growth for children with autism. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are dedicated to providing tools, training, techniques, and resources to help children with autism thrive. From recommending books for autism to developing a personalized ABA therapy blueprint, we are here to provide a helping hand! Contact us today to learn more. 

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