World Autism Awareness week!

This week is World Autism Awareness week! Each day we are helping raise autism awareness and highlight some spectacular library resources we have to help you find out more about Autism.
We have pulled together a selection of books which focus on different aspects of Autism. Take a look and see what you think! Don’t forget if you are looking at the book in Library Search, scroll down the page and you can use the virtual browse to look at similar books with the library collection.  Plus, don’t forget to a look here at the Library subject guide supporting the study of Education and Autism.
Barton, M. (2014). A different kettle of fish : a day in the life of a physics student with autism . London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
“On a journey from the comfort of his familiar surroundings into the hectic environment of London, Michael Barton observes the world around him from the rational perspective of someone on the autism spectrum, complete with quirky illustrations and humorous anecdotes about contradictory signage, hidden meanings and nonsensical figures of speech.”


Social stories can be a great way to help build and develop social skills with children with Autism.
Gray, C. (2015). The new social story book (15th anniversary edition / foreword by Dr. Barry Prizant.). Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
You can find out more here


Understanding family life with an autistic parent or living with a parent with Aspergers. 
Evans, K., & Swogger, J. (2011). Something different about dad : how to live with your Asperger’s parent . London: Jessica Kingsley.
You can find out more here


Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the real issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her ‘insider’ perspective and a great deal of research.
Grandin, T. (2011). The way I see it : a personal look at autism and Asperger’s  (Rev. & expanded 2nd ed.). Arlington: Future Horizons


Family life – “Alec and Bobby are twins with autism, but nobody could ever say they are the same. Here, their mum gives a down-to-earth account of their family life, proving that autism is not one-size-fits-all. This honest and funny book shares experience and advice, and most of all, it celebrates family life that touches on all points of the autism spectrum.”
Elley, D. (2018). 15 things they forgot to tell you about autism : the stuff that transformed my life as an autism parent . London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


The history of autism – highlighting the 2015 winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction book – Neurotribes by Steve Silberman.
Silberman, S. (2015). Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently . London: Allen & Unwin.
“Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, he provides long-sought solutions to the puzzle, while mapping out a path toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences have access to the resources they need to live happier and more meaningful lives.”