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This area provides a comprehensive list of books that we feel are of interest to the TelAbility community. Use the search interface below to search by keyword or category for books related to your area of interest. If you find books that interest you click on [buy me] for online ordering. We are constantly reviewing and adding new books so please check back often.

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All About My Brother, Sarah Peralta

In this picture book, the eight year old author gives insights into the world of her younger brother, who has autism and is nonverbal. Through her simple depictions of Evan's everyday behavior, Sarah demystifies autism and encourages others to approach it without pity or fear. Sarah invites her young readers to share their ideas for how to live with siblings or classmates who have autism spectrum disorders. [Buy Me]
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee, Mary Thompson

In the school playground an autistic boy named Andy is closely watched by his sister while a new girl, Sarah, attempts to befriend him. The story views autism through the eyes of children, and parallels the behaviors and feelings of children with autism with their classmates and siblings. [Buy Me]
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective, Amy Wetherby, Barry Prizant

With this cross-disciplinary reference you will have it all- a thorough explanation of the communication and language difficulties characteristic of autism as they relate to development and research based strategies that reflect the individuality of a child with autism. [Buy Me]
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism : A Manual for Parents and, Catherine Maurice, et al.

A manual with a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping children with autism. Contains stories of those who have benefitted from behavioral interventions. [Buy Me]
Beyond the Autism Diagnosis. A Professional's Guide to Helping Families, Marion O'Brien, PhD., & Julie A. Daggert, PhD

After a child's autism diagnosis, how can you best support parents? This book provides first-hand parent feedback professionals need to answer this critical question. Building on their research that captured the experiences of 63 families, the authors reflect on parents needs, concerns, beliefs, and dreams. The book helps professionals build respectful partnerships with parents, conduct effective assessments, communicate assesment results to parents, and increases professionals' awareness of the complexities of parenting a child with autism. [Buy Me]
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs, Judy Winter

Written by the mother of a boy with cerebral palsy, this book is full of information about special needs parenting that focuses on positive parenting, while addressing everyday practical matters using a proven, motivational, how-to approach. [Buy Me]
Children With Autism : A Parents' Guide, Michael D., Psy.D. Powers (Editor)

Completely revsed and updated edition covers a multitude of special concerns, including daily and family life, early intervention, educational programs, legal rights, advocacy, and look at the years ahead with a chapter on adults with autism. [Buy Me]
Enabling Communication in Children with Autism, Carol Potter and Chris Whitaker

Addresses the complex issue of what constitutes a communication enabling environment for children with autism, or who use little or no speech. The authors show that the communication of these children can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. Along with providing an overview of the theoretical issues, this book provides detailed practical advice. Key elements include: use of minimal speech; proximal communication; appropriate systems of communication, including mulipointing and more. [Buy Me]
Exposure Anxiety-The Invisible Cage: An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond, Donna Williams

Exposure anxiety is an involuntary social-emotional self-protection response that is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. This book describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents a range of approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. [Buy Me]
Book CoverFragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood. (Second Edition), Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A

If you have lived or worked with a child with autism, you've wondered what the child will be like as an adult - how the child will develop and learn to live independently. In this uncommon book, you'll get a rare view of autism in all its variations as former teacher Virginia Sperry traces the lives of her students over 30 years. [Buy Me]
Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum, Matthew Foley, DeAnn Hyatt-Foley

Written by two parents of a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Decribes their experiences in accessing educational services and information. Gives practical advice. [Buy Me]
In Our Own Words: Stories of Brothers and Sisters of Children with Autism and P.D.D.,

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Book CoverJust This Side of Normal : Glimpses into Life With Autism, Elizabeth K. Gerlach

In this collection of vignettes about raising a child with autism, Elizabeth King Gerlach writes with tenderness, humor, grace, honesty and a calm good sense. She is able to convey the confusions, distress, and yearnings of a parent deeply worried about her son, but also the moments of sheer joyfulness at watching this engagingly 'different' child grow and learn. [Buy Me]
Keisha's Doors: An Autism Story Book One, Marvie Ellis, M.S., CCC-SLP

A book to help young children understand what autism means. [Buy Me]
Book CoverKeys to Parenting the Child With Autism (Barron's Parenting Keys), Marlene Targ Brill

Parents of children with autism will find answers to many of their most pressing questions in this volume--part of the helpful Barron's Parenting Keys series. The book covers advice on medication and nutrition, behavior management, legal rights to early intervention programs, educational placement, assistive technology, and other resources for children with autism. [Buy Me]
Learing to Live with High Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide for Professionals, Mike Stanton

Written by the father of a son with Asperger Syndrome for professionals, family and friends of people with autism. [Buy Me]
Looking After Louis, Lesley Ely

Louis has autism, but through imagination, kindness, and a special game of soccer, his classmates find a way to join him in his world. Then they can include Louis in theirs. [Buy Me]
Book CoverNi?os Autistas, Michael D. Powers, Ph.D

Esta guia, la cual se recomienda como el primer libro que deben leer los padres de familia, proporciona una introduccion completa y sensible al autismo y las maneras en que este puede afectar al ni?o/ni?a durante los primeros seis a?os de vida. Tambien describe el efecto del autismo en la vida familiar y la atencion diaria, y abarca temas importantes tales como educacion especial, defensa y derechos legales. [Buy Me]
One Small Starfish: A Mother's Everyday Advice, Survival Tactics and Wisdom for Raising a Special Needs Child, Anne Addison

The story of one mother's struggle and triumph to raise a child with ADD, SI and Asperger's Syndrome. [Buy Me]
Play and Imagination in Children with Autism, Pamela J. Wolfberg

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Preschool Education Programs for Children With Autism, Sandra L. Harris and Jan S. Handleman (Editors)

An especially helpful text for those who are considering creating a classroom to serve these children. It is also a checklist to ensure that the services currently offered are state of the art. [Buy Me]
Book CoverSiblings of Children with Autism, Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.

An invaluable guide to understanding sibling relationships, how autism affects these relationships, and what families can do to support their children as they cope with the intensive needs of a child with autism. [Buy Me]
Tacos Anyone? An Autism Story, Book Two, Marvie Ellis, M.S., CCC-SLP

A book to help young children understand what autism means. [Buy Me]
Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn: A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in Mainstream Schools and Nurseries, Liz Hannah

Targeted at those who live and work with children ages three to seven who have autistic spectrum disorders. Accompanied by cartoon drawings, the content includes key information and a range of strategies. [Buy Me]
The ABA Program Companion: Organizing Quality Programs for Children with Autism, J. Tyler Fovel, M.A.

A resource specifically designed to assist educational teams organize and implement Applied Behavioral Anaylysis programs. [Buy Me]
The Autism Encyclopedia, John Neisworth and Pamela Wolfe

This A-Z encyclopedia for parents and professionals defindes more than 500 terms from various disciplines. [Buy Me]
The Dragons of Autism: Autism as a Source of Wisdom, Olga Holland

Full of advice and strategies, this is a positive and inspirational book written by a parent of a son with autism. Since Billy's diagnosis, his mother has developed strategies, and she and her family have come to view autism as a blessing, instead of a curse. [Buy Me]
Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders, Maria Wheeler

Full of useful strategies to help children with autism become toilet trained. [Buy Me]


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