Suggested Reading

Aspergirls Rudy SimoneAspergirls – Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered. Simone rejects negative views of Aspergirls and empowers them to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

 

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome – Tony Attwood

This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger’s syndrome, with a new introduction explaining the DSM-5. It brings together information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies from Attwood’s extensive clinical experience, the book is authoritative and extremely accessible.

Pretending to be Normal – Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition – Liane Holliday Willey

Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger’s syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance.
 

Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)- Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors – Eva A. Mendes

Offering practical advice straight from the couples counseling room, Eva A. Mendes provides an insider’s view into what couples and counselors can do to help make an ASD relationship last. She outlines the challenges faced in an ASD relationship and provides strategies that can improve the lives and marriages of couples on a daily basis.
 

everydayaspergersEveryday Aspergers – Samantha Craft

Through 150 telling journal entries, Samantha Craft presents a life of humorous faux pas, profound insights, and the everyday adventures of a female with Asperger’s Syndrome. A former schoolteacher and mother of three boys, Craft doesn’t experience ordinary everyday happenings like most. In her vivid world, nothing is simple and everything appears pertinent. Ten years in the making, Craft’s revealing memoir brings Asperger’s Syndrome into a spectrum of brilliant light—exposing the day-to-day interactions and complex inner workings of an autistic female from childhood to midlife.

 

Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues – A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett

Understand depression and how to cope with this self-help guide designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help programme with self-assessment tools and activities. 
 

College for Students with Disabilities – We Do Belong – Edited by Pavan John Antony and Stephen M. Shore

This book presents a realistic picture of the positive and negative aspects of the transition to higher education as experienced by students with disabilities. It combines findings from special education studies, personal stories from individuals with disabilities, and practical tips to help those facing the challenges. 

 

Voyages en Autistan : Chroniques des Carnets du monde – Josef SCHOVANEC

Du grand bazar de Tabriz, en Iran, aux stations fantômes du métro londonien, en passant par les cimetières abandonnés de Transylvanie, le train mythique qui relie Djibouti à Addis-Abäba, ou encore la gastronomie des zones tribales du Balouchestan, Josef Schovanec, philosophe-saltimbanque de l’autisme et de la différence, nous entraîne dans un surprenant voyage en Autistan, ce pays de l’étrange dont les routes s’ouvrent pourtant sur le pas de notre porte.  

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity – Steve Silberman

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. 

 

Le Petit Prince cannibale – Françoise Lefèvre

Pour apprendre à aimer et tenter de guérir un enfant autiste, c’est beaucoup plus simple de l’imaginer comme un Petit Prince.
J’apprendrai ton langage. J’entrerai dans ton silence. J’oublierai ce que je crois savoir. Je t’aimerai. Te respecterai infiniment (… ) Face à toi, je suis face à un être qu’il faut sauver, un être enseveli sous les décombres. Un emmuré vivant. Te sortir de là. Te tirer de dessous ces pierres enchevêtrées. T’arracher à cette ville morte. (… ) J’ai beaucoup de forces encore et tu entends, pas une seconde je ne te lâcherai la main. 

Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth – Edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans and Anita Lesko

Been There. Done That. Try This! gathers a team of top Aspie mentors to pass along insights for successful living to the next generation. Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, and many others, offer advice on coping with key stressors including anxiety, self-esteem, careers, and friendship. Each chapter ends with commentary from Dr. Tony Attwood.

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders – Lisa Morgan M.Ed.

Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced and processed by people who have ASD, and how they can be supported by those around them. Twitter: morganlisa (@AspieSurvngLoss) | Twitter Book

 

Being Seen: Memoir of an Autistic Mother, Immigrant, And Zen Student – Anlor Davin

Being Seen is a memoir about a woman with autism struggling not only to be seen, but to be understood and respected.
Anlor Davin grew up in a small town on the Western coast of France. From earliest childhood she was beset by overwhelming sensory chaos and had trouble navigating the social world. Only many years later did she learn that she was autistic. Throughout childhood, Anlor struggled to hold her world together and in many ways succeeded: she became an accomplished young tennis player, competing even at the level of the French Open. However, in addition to her autism a dark history hung over her family—a history that she did not fully understand for years to come.