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Subject: Can anyone recommend any books that deal with Aspergers Syndrome
Date Posted: 1/9/2010 10:43 PM ET
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We are waiting for the official word, but they believe that my 13 yr old has Aspergers Syndrome and I want to learn everything I can so that we can be prepared.  Please pm me directly as I don't often get on here.



Date Posted: 1/10/2010 12:47 PM ET
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I have this on my wishlist, so I haven't read it, but

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

Subject: Three Books And Some Websites
Date Posted: 1/10/2010 2:12 PM ET
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Asperger's from the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome by Michael John Carley, Executive Director GRASP (The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership)  www.grasp.org  ISBN 9780399533976


American Normal: The Hidden World of Asperger Syndrome by Lawrence Osborne ISBN 0387953078


The Everything Parent's Guide to Children With Asperger's Syndrome: Help, Hope, and Guidance by William Stillman  ISBN 1593371535



Websites From the Previous Book

www.aspennj.org  Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc. Headquartered in New Jersey

www.aspergersyndrome.org  Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) site created by parents

www.aane.org  Asperger's Association of New England fosters awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for people with Asperger's and their families

www.unlockingautism.org  The Unlocking Autism website with a listserv to connect parents, teens, and adults with autism and Aspergers


Subject: books
Date Posted: 1/12/2010 10:29 AM ET
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My eldest son is an aspie. I found the O.A.S.I.S. book to be very helpful, and lent it to teachers before I gave up and homeschooled.They have a website also,http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/.

My son enjoyed Kathy Hooppman's  mystery books with the main character being an aspie boy.=)

Good luck!

Date Posted: 1/12/2010 3:41 PM ET
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There is another fictional book, a mystery set in the UK by Siobhan Dowd called The London Eye Mystery. The book is told in the voice of a young teen with Aspberger's or something similar. I loved it and found it very educational as well. 


Date Posted: 1/15/2010 6:06 AM ET
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Two fiction books:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

and coming out soon

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 12:43 PM ET
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Parallel Play:  Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger's by Tim Page

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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 10:43 PM ET
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Sci-fi book written by a mother of a boy with autism - The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

Date Posted: 2/4/2010 11:05 PM ET
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The Feeling's Unmutual by Will Hadcroft, a man diagnosed with Asperger's relating his experience growing up with the condition.

Date Posted: 2/14/2010 1:33 AM ET
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Unstrange Minds by Roy Grinker

Date Posted: 2/20/2010 2:37 PM ET
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As a professional, I reference the OASIS website often for information, so I definitely recommend it.

I would also say, while not about Aspergers, I have found that the "Out of Sync Child" books to be helpful for kids on the spectrum as well.

For an inside look, I would recommend any of the books by Temple Granger....she is an amazing woman!

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 1:49 PM ET
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Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet - biography of an autistic savant also diagnosed with Asperger's

Subject: you HAVE to read this author!
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 8:31 PM ET
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Temple Grandin is the author you're looking for. She's a PhD who herself has autism, and she writes about what it's like in her mind and body. I'm a special ed teacher, and her books opened my eyes like nothing else to the reality of autism. (I believe "Thinking in Pictures" was the best one of hers that I have read, but she has a few others.)

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