What are the best books on autism? In this list of recommendations you will find good books about autism for both women and men. After all, an autistic man is easy to diagnose, but it is slightly different for women. Children can certainly also benefit from this book list. Read on for the best informative books and novels to better understand autism.

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If you want to learn more about what autism really is and how to best deal with it, this list of the best books on autism is a good place to start. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Autism of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About AutismAuthor
Uniquely HumanBarry M. Prizant
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You KnewEllen Notbohm
 Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Steve Silberman
An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and LearnDrs. Sally Rogers
 The Complete Guide to Asperger’s SyndromeTony Attwood
 Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the ClassroomDiane Issacs and Elaine Hall
Connecting With the Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call it High-FunctioningCasey Vormer
 In a Different Key: The Story of AutismJohn Donvan
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with AutismNaoki Higashida
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with AutismJohn Elder Robison

The updated top 10 list: the best books about autism

Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum

Alyson Beytien is not only a professional autism consultant, but she also has personal experience with three children that are on the spectrum. According to us this makes her the perfect writer for this book. She shares more than 150 strategies with you that you can use to handle autism on a daily basis.

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

‘Uniquely Human’ is on our list, because of its totally different approach. It doesn’t look at people with autism as if something is wrong with them that needs to be fixed. It does exactly the opposite: find each person’s uniqueness and help them build on those characteristics to achieve a better life.

The Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

This book is for children aged 9 to 14, and it discusses what growing up for boys with autism is like. Not only does your body change like it does with everyone else, but for boys with autism it can also involve mood swings that can be very confusing or difficult to deal with. The advice given is invaluable.

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

If you are new to children with autism, then this is the audiobook that you should listen to. It explains the 10 elements that are typical for children with autism, without putting them all in one box. It will help you understand the needs of a child with autism better.

A Parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

This book follows the advice of leading experts on how you can work more successfully with a child on the autism spectrum. Understanding their uniqueness will allow for you to deal with them differently, and in the end this can only result in a better life for your child.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger’s

Has your child just been diagnosed with being on the autism spectrum, and do you feel lost? We recommend reading this book by Rebecca Landa, because she shares 101 stories of other families with children with some form of autism. Find comfort, information, or just laugh because of each of these touching stories.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism

We like this book, because anyone who deals with autism can use it to his or her advantage. It is both for parents or other caregivers, as it is for teachers and professions that come in touch with this special disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know

If you are still at the beginning of finding out you have a child with autism, this book will come in handy. It describes the diagnose process, how to find care for your child, and what services and medicine are available. You are better prepared with the knowledge from this book.

The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns

Autistic people deal with the emotional part of life in a different way than others. It helps if you understand where certain behavior comes from, and how you can make sure the environment you live in is (more) suitable for someone with autism.

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism 

The story of this book is about a boy of only 13 years old, and we think that should be the first reason to read ‘The Reason I Jump’. The second reason is the insight he gives in the mind of someone with autism. Someone with autism feels, thinks, and reacts differently, and knowing this will help you understand their struggles.

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