Top 10 Books on Autism

Top 10 Books on Autism

Top 10 Books on Autism

We are reviewing the top 10 books on Autism. There are many books worldwide that talk about Autism. So, we came up with a list of the best books for you. If you are an Autistic person or caregiver of an autistic child, this blog is for you!

What is Autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. In short, Autistic people are neurodiverse. Further, it simply means they are different than you and me. Additionally, Autistic people have different ways of social interaction. They communicate differently than the rest of us. Further, some autistic adults and children may speak or use gestures to communicate. Furthermore, they have diverse responses to sensations and much more.

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So, here we are talking about the top 10 books on Autism. Read on to know more.

Top 10 Books on Autism

  1. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida


This book is written by Naoki Higashida. He is a smart, self-aware Autistic boy. Further, he has written this book for his mother. In this book, he talks about his feelings. Additionally, the way he perceives, thoughts in his mind, and much more. This book opens up about an Autistic child’s experience. Lastly, for parents, this book is surely an eye-opener.

  1. In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovon & Caren Zucker

This book In A Different Key is a must-read for all caregivers and parents. In other words, this book talks about the origin and history of Autism. Further, it talks about Autism and the way it was viewed. It includes chapters on different treatment techniques used. Furthermore, it talks about modern treatments and much more. It is an informative book. Rather than a personal narrative.

  1. Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin

This book Thinking in Pictures talks about how an Autistic person perceives the world. Further, it talks about how people visually perceive the world. It is written by Temple Grandin who is Autistic herself. It was made into a movie. The movie won several awards too.

  1. Seven Keys to Unlock Autism by Elaine Hall & Diane Isaacs

This book documents Elaine Hall’s journey with her son. Further, she talks about how she approached Autism. She writes in this book about her perspective as a parent and professional. The book lists in detail the “Seven Key” approach. Furthermore, the book talks about understanding autistic people.

  1. Understanding Autism for Dummies by Stephen Shore

This book is Understanding Autism for Dummies for both parents and professionals. Further, it covers a broad range of perspectives. It talks about the biomedical and physical issues seen in autistic people. Additionally, it gives details on what is autism, treatment, and how to support autistic people. Lastly, it is a survey book with a personal touch by the author.

  1. We Walk: Life with Severe Autism by Amy S.F. Lutz

The author about the book We Walk talks about her life with a 21-year-old autistic son. Furthermore, the author talks about the diagnosis, their perspective, and therapies. This is a good read for caregivers of autistic children.

  1. All My Strips by Shaina Rudolph

The book All My Strips is a sweet story of a zebra who feels different from the rest of his classmates. The zebra in the book has an autism stripe hence feels different. Further, the author wrote this book to help explain to her daughter what is Autism.

  1. Positive Parenting for Autism by Victoria Boone

The book Positive Parenting for Autism is on using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for autistic children. Further, the author talks about positive parenting using principles of ABA. If you use ABA for your child, you may enjoy this book.

  1. Beyond The Blue by Gopika Kapoor

This book Beyond The Blue is a mother’s journey with Autism. Author Kapoor talks about her life with her Autistic son. Additionally, she describes in detail love, life, and autism. It is a must-read for caregivers of autistic parents.

  1. Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet

The author writes a fantastic autobiography of his life as an Autistic Savant. It is a best-selling book (Born on a Blue Day) with wonderful reviews. The author talks about what goes on in his mind. The book narrates what a severe Autistic person feels and perceives. It is a good book to read. It is an inspiring read for Autistic people and caregivers.

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