Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bibliography Related to Autism and Special Interests

Image: The cover for Song of the Gorilla Nation: My journey through autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes. In this memoir, Hughes writes in detail about how her love for gorillas turned into her life's work. The books on the following list either specifically discuss special interests or at least touch on how special interests can positively impact the life of a person with autism. These books were suggested by Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz, authors of Just give Him the Whale.

The Bibliography
Books by people with autism:

*Blackman. L. (1999) Lucy's story: Autism and other adventures. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.








Tammet, D. (2007) Born on a blue Day: A memoir. New York: Free Press.


Books by Parents:


Holland, O. (2002). The dragons of autism: Autism as a source wisdom. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Hughes R. (2003) Running with Walker: A memoir. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Mont, D. (2001) A different kind of boy: A fathers memoir about raising a gifted child with autism. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


*Willey, L.H. (2001) Asperger syndrome in the family: Redefining Normal. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


A book by a professional:


*Denotes that the book was written by a person with autism.

3 comments:

Casdok said...

There are some wonderful books around these days. :)

Jules said...

To Casdok: Yes, there are. : )

shekhar said...

very nice blog