AUTISM RESOURCE LIST
We Rock the Spectrum Eastside Seattle
is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences.
BOOKS FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:
by Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks discusses the important issues of ‘misdiagnosis’ and providing ‘gifted’ or twice exceptional’ children with the appropriate educational support.
by Sharla Jordan is a great quick reference guide to understanding/explaining ASD.
by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek. Grandin explores the spectrum through her own experiences.
BOOKS FOR THE CHILD, TEEN / TREATMENT AID:
by Michelle Worthington is a beautiful introduction to Autism for kids and celebrates the characteristics of those on the spectrum.
by Kari Dunn Buron teaches children to develop their own self-calming and self-regulation practices to aide with anxiety or stress. It even includes 1-5 scale charts to fill out to learn triggers and calming tools.
The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
by Jennifer Cook O’Toole. Her handbook is written in a funny and respectful manner: “For Aspies by an Aspie,” as she puts it. Full of illustrations and helpful advice, it’s the kind of book O’Toole wished she read when she was a teen.
by Jennifer Elder educates kids 8-12 on different historical figures like Albert Einstein who also had Autism.