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Temple Grandin – From her website “Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is now the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world… Dr. Grandin’s current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships,Animals Make us HumanAnimals in TranslationThinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labeled Autistic and produced several DVDs.”

 

10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew – by Ellen Notbohm

 

10 things Your Student With Autism Wishes You Knew – Ellen Notbohm

 

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s – Ellen Notbohm

 

Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism – Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann

 

Education of An Aspie: College Through My Eyes – Zach Zaborny

 

The Social Skills Picture Book – Jed Baker

 

No More Meltdowns – Jed Baker

 

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome – Jed Baker

 

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome – Jennifer O’Toole

 

The Asperkid’s Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes – Jennifer O’Toole

 

Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play… Ordinary Stuff: The Asperkid’s Game Plan – Jennifer O’Toole

 

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s – John Elder Robison

 

Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers – John Elder Robison

 

Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison – Ido Kedar

 

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome – Kathy Hoopman. A children’s book

 

Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence – Luke Jackson

Autism Grows Up — Shara Goswick

 

Videos

 

Just Like You – Autism – The Emmy-nominated and award winning, “Just Like You – Autism” launches an exciting campaign that calls our communities, our kids and the world to learn, understand and accept those living with autism. JLY-Autism harnesses the power of film to connect and create empathy in others in an unprecedented way. The film’s documentary techniques capture the real life stories of 3 children and their best friends/sibling.

 

A is for Autism

 

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds – A TED talk by Temple Grandin on autism.

 

video of a young man’s experience having a brother on the spectrum:

 

MTV’s True Life: “I have Autism”

 

MOVIES

 

Autism: The Musical – This movie follows five children on the spectrum as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

 

Loving Lampposts – From the website ”Such labels are at the center of the debate about autism: is it a disease or a different way of being—or both? In Loving Lampposts, we witness this debate and meet the parents, doctors, therapists, and autistic people who are redefining autism at a moment when it’s better known than ever before. Motivated by his son’s diagnosis, filmmaker Todd Drezner explores the changing world of autism and learns the truth of the saying, “if you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person.”

 

Temple Grandin – A biopic about Temple Grandin.

 

The Horse Boy – From the website, “ In the summer of 2007, Rupert and Kristin took Rowan to Mongolia, journeying on horseback from healer to healer, shaman to shaman, across the wide Steppe, and up into the forests of Siberia. This is their story.”

Wretchers & Jabbers – From the Website: “In Wretches & Jabberers, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future.