RECOMMENDED READING on Autistic Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.):

ATTWOOD, Tony. (1998). Aspergerís Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

BARRON, J. and Barron, S. (1992). Thereís a Boy in Here. New York: Simon and Schuster.

BIRCH, Jen. (2003). Congratulations! Itís Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

GRANDIN, Temple. (1995). Thinking in Pictures. New York: Doubleday. (All other books by Temple Grandin are also highly recommended).

IVES, Martine. (1999). What is Asperger Syndrome, and how will it affect me? London: National Autistic Society.
(Written with children and teens in mind, but it is also very useful as an easy-going introduction to the subject, e.g. for relatives of the person who has Asperger Syndrome).

SCHNEIDER, Edgar. (1999). Discovering my Autism: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

WILLIAMS, Donna. (1994). Nobody Nowhere. London: Transworld Publishers.
(Sequel: Somebody Somewhere).

You may be able to borrow these from your public library, or via the libraryís interloan service.

If you belong to an Autism organisation, they may have a lending library with such books as these for you to borrow.

For New Zealand readers: Autism NZ Inc. National Office has books for sale and for hire, and can post you a catalogue. You may contact them at:

PO Box 7305,
New Zealand.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03) 332-1038.