-Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Anthony Attwood. (London: Jessica Kingsley
Publishers, 1998). Forward by Lorna Wing. Reader: clear, sympathetic and full of understanding.
-Autism: Handle with Care! Understanding and Managing Behavior of Children and Adults with Autism by Gail
Gillingham. (Future Education a.k.a. Future Horizons, 1995). Details many anecdotes from real life situations which
clarify exactly why an autistic person reacts bizarrely to normal stimuli the rest of us would find unremarkable.
-The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders by Bryna Siegel. (New York:
Oxford University Press, 1996). Discusses diagnostic process and gives descriptions of the differences between
Autism/PDD/Aspergers/Retts Syndrome etc. Author worked at the PDD clinic at the Langley Porter Psychiatric
Institute at the University of California.
-Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A manual for parents and professionals by Catherine Maurice,
editor, Gina Green, editor & Stephen Luce, editor. (Austin: Pro-Ed, 1996).
-Autism Treatment Guide by Elizabeth K. Gerlach. (Portland, Oregon: Four Leaf Press, 1993). 130 pages. $7. Handbook
containing brief descriptions of autism treatments and resources. Also considered a pretty good introduction to
Autism, e.g. for Parents. Won Elizabeth the 1994 "Outstanding Parent Achievement Award". See Third Edition of 2003.
-Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports of my Life with Autism by Temple Grandin. (New York: Bantam, 1995). Not
really an account of Temple's life so much as her explanation of autism, particularly her own, citing examples from
her own life and others she has talked to and read. It also discusses education and treatment.
-A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage by Beth Kephart. (W.W. Norton, 1998). Account of the author's son, Jeremy, who
was diagnosed PDD-NOS. Finalist for 1998 National Book Award in nonfiction category; chosen as one of the best books
of 1998 by both Salon Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer; and won the author a 1998 Leeway Grant for
-Teach Me Language: A language manual for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and related developmental
disorders by Sabrina K. Freeman, Lorelei Dake & Isaac Tamir, illustrator. (Langley, BC, Canada: SKF Books, 1996). Book
for parents and therapists to serve as the next step after The Me Book. Includes material on how to teach social skills
& functional language.
-Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization by Kathleen Ann Quill, ed.
(New York: Delmar, 1995). Recommended by at least one participant of the AUTISM list as a good introduction to
Autism. Includes chapters from 14 contributors including Temple Grandin, Carol Grey, Barry Prizant, Diane
Twachtman, and Kathleen Quill. Another participant: "found helpful in training teachers". Includes
information on modeling.
-The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Weider
& Robin Simons. (Addison-Wesley, 1998).
-Shadow Syndromes by John J. Ratey & Catherine Johnson. (Pantheon Books, 1997). About very mild forms of
psychiatric conditions including ADD and autism. Chapter 6 is entitled "Autistic Echos".