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This a guide to some of the ERC's books on Autism and Aspergers. The guide includes stories and information on these topics.
I Have Autism, and That's Okay!
Call Number: RJ506.A9 A75 2013
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
"Autism is a scary word. Let's face it. We don't know where it comes from and there is currently no cure. As parents, we want to have all of the answers for our children."
My Brother Charlie
Call Number: PZ1000.P3567 My 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Charlie is like any other boy--and he has autism. In this story, told from a sister's point of view, we meet a family whose oldest son teaches them important lessons about togetherness, hope, tolerance, and love.
What It Is to Be Me!
Call Number: RJ506.A9 W564 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Danny explains how he feels about, reacts to, and understands the world around him.
Understanding Sam and Asperger Syndrome
Call Number: RC553.A88 N54 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
A third-person past-tense narrative tells the story of Sam, a boy with Asperger Syndrome. Positive qualities are listed first: "Sam loved to giggle...;. Sam was a happy boy." Next come some of his challenges: he is afraid of loud noises, he has trouble making friends, and he does not like change. When he leaves the house at night, walking all the way to the local fairgrounds because he loved the Ferris wheel so much, his parents know that something must be done. They take him for a check-up and receive the diagnosis. The doctors and therapists give them some suggestions for helping their son at home and at school.
Call Number: PZ1000.L46365 Ian 1998
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Julie can't wait to go to the park and feed the ducks with her big sister. Her little brother, Ian, who has autism, wants to go, too. Ian doesn't have the same reactions to all the sights and sounds that his sisters have, and Julie thinks he looks silly.
Inside Asperger's Looking Out
Call Number: RJ506.A9 H652 2013
Publication Date: 2012-09-15
Inside Asperger's Looking Out follows in the best-selling footsteps of Kathy Hoopmann's All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD. Through engaging text and full-color photographs, this book shows neurotypicals how Aspies see and experience the world.
Looking After Louis
Call Number: PZ1000.E37 Lo 2004
With her teacher's help, a child comes to realize that sometimes it's OK to "break rules for special people." Though the story depicts a fairly innocuous display of autism, which may mislead some readers about the disorder, the main focus is on the development of sensitivity in the other students.
My Friend Has Autism
Call Number: RJ506.A9 T68 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn't matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each other's house. I'm glad Zack is my friend!
The Flight of a Dove
Call Number: PZ1000.D299 Fl 2004
Publication Date: 2004-08-12
An inspiring story about an autistic child Betsy is a child trapped inside her own body. Her autism keeps her isolated and alone, a world apart from even her mother. After hearing about a school for children with developmental disabilities, Betsy's mother enrolls her with high hopes.
A Boy Called Bat
Call Number: PZ7.A73517 Boy 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
A Boy Called Bat is the first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum.
Autism and Me
Call Number: RJ506.A9 S523 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell what it's like to live with siblings who have autism. Sometimes they can't talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can be tough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too.
Call Number: PZ7.L87734 Rul 2006
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. One summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?