Books I’ve read to get a better understanding of my child, this lifestyle, and to commiserate with others who have experienced what we experience:

FALL 2011:

1. All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa (Kim Stagliano)*

2. The Best Little Book on Autism (Colleen Badders Moore)

3. First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism (Christie, Newson, et al)

4. Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children with ASDs (Teresa Cardon)

5. Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Teresa A. Cardon, MA, CCC-SLP)

WINTER 2012:

6. Autism by Hand (Lorca Damon)


7. How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Aspberger’s  (Jennifer McIlwee Myers)

8. Louder Than Words (Jenny McCarthy)

9. Mother Warriors (Jenny McCarthy)

JUNE 2012:

10. Ready, Set, Potty! (Brenda Batts)

11. Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Other Disorders (Maria Wheeler M. ED)

12. Special Kids, Special Diets 1 and 2 (Lisa S. Lewis)


13. What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child with Autism (Bobbi Sheahan and Kathy DeOrnellas, PhD)*

14. Eating for Autism: The 10 Step Nutrition Plan (Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD)


15. 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Asperger’s or Autism (Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk)*

16. No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out of Control Behavior (Dr. Jed Baker)

17. The Autism Recovery Manual of Skills and Drills (Elizabeth Scott and Lynne Gillis)

18. Carol Grey’s Social Stories (I didn’t finish this….waiting til he’s a little older and can speak more)

19. Emergence: Labeled Autistic (Temple Grandin, PhD)

20. The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships (Temple Grandin, PhD and Sean Barron)


21. Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism (Temple Grandin, PhD)

22. The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide: Creating a Balanced and Happy Life While Raising a Child with Autism (Susan Senator)

23. Crossing the Bridge of Autism: Our Family Journey (Stephanie Maddux)

24. The Autism Answer Book: More than 300 of the Top Questions Parents Ask (William Stillman)

25. Life on the Spectrum.  The Preschool Years.  Getting the Help and Support You Need. (JW Worgan)

26. The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s (Temple Grandin, PhD)

27.  Mozart and the Whale (Jerry and Mary Newport)…I also watched the movie.

28. Raindrops on Roman (Elizabeth Scott)

29. Activity Schedules for Children with Autism (Lynn E. McClannahan, PhD and Patricia J Krantz, PhD)

30. Early Intervention and Autism (James Ball)*

31. Stress-Free Potty Training (Geraldine Butler and Bernice Walmsley) ~Not related to ASD~

32. Potty Training Made Easy: The Magic Bowl (Dr. Baruch Kushnir) ~Not related to ASD~

33. On Becoming Pottywise for Toddlers (Gary Ezzo, MA and Robert Bucknam, MD)~Not related to ASD~


*I took a break from reading after all of the October books to potty train*

34. Motivate to Communicate: 300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism (Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler)


35. Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (Ellen Notbohm)*

MARCH 2013:

36. 101 Ways to Do ABA! (Tameika Meadows, M.Ed.)

APRIL 2013:

37. The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Autism (Adelle Jameson Tilton)

38. Homeschooling the Child with Autism… (Patricia Schetter and Kandis Lighthall) …no, I have no intention of homeschooling, but just thought it might have some good home ideas…

39. Bringing ABA to HOME, SCHOOL, and PLAY… (Deborah Leach)

40.  An Early Start for Your Child with Autism (Sally Rogers, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, and Laurie A Vismara, PhD)

41. Disconnected Kids (Dr. Robert Melilo)

APRIL 2014:

42. The Spark (Kristine Barnett)

JUNE 2014:

43. Life, Animated (Ron Suskind)*

MAY 2015:

44. Love Anthony (Lisa Genova)


45. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Mark Haddon)

46. The Autism Revolution (Martha Herbert and Karen Weintraub)

1. School Daze (Sharon A Mitchell)
2. The Out-of-Sync Child (Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA) I swear….someday…I WILL get to this one….one of the first things I was told I should read…..OY.
3. Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant (Daniel Tammet)
4. Engaging Autism (Stanley I. Greenspan, MD and Serena Wieder, PhD)
5. The Autistic Brain (Temple Grandin, PhD and Richard Panek)
* = My Favorites

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