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Subject: BOOKS ABOUT PEOPLE WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS..
Date Posted: 7/18/2009 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/26/2008
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HEY EVERYONE, I'M STARTING THIS THREAD WITH HIGH HOPES THAT ALL OF YOU WILL SHARE

ABOUT BOOKS YOU HAVE READ, YOUR REVIEWS ON THEM, AND ANY THAT YOU MIGHT RECOMMEND

FOR OTHERS. I THINK THIS COULD BE VERY HELPFUL & INFORMATIVE FOR THE REST OF US. THIS

WAY, WE WILL KNOW WHATS WORTH OUR CREDITS LOL.. SO PLEASE EVERYONE SHARE YOUR

VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS !!

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 11:06 AM ET
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I'LL START WITH MY MOST RECENT READS.. A CHILD CALLED NOAH, A PLACE FOR NOAH & A CLIENT

CALLED NOAH..ALL BY JOSH GREENFIELD. THESE BOOKS FOR ME, WERE FANTASTIC READS.

THEY WERE BOOKS THAT I COULD RELATE TO ON A HUMAN LEVEL, THE BOOKS ARE ACTUALLY

NOAH'S FATHER'S PRIVATE JOURNALS, BEGINNING FROM BIRTH TO ADULTHOOD.. HAS ANYONE ELSE READ

THEM ??

Subject: Autism books
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 12:56 AM ET
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First I have to say that I really have no idea what I am doing with this forum stuff.  I only use my computer to e-mail and go online.  So this is very new to me.

I have read Temple Grandin's book Thinking in Pictures.  I really enjoyed it.  She does a really good job of describing for the reader what it feels like to be her.

 

Date Posted: 8/18/2009 11:48 AM ET
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I have a son withPDD-NOS and I have read several books:

I would recommend: Look me in the Eye by John Elder Robison, Born on a blue day by Daniel Tammet, Louder than words and Mother Warriers by Jenny McCarthy, Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy,Finding Ben by Barbara LaSalle

In my TBR library I have Asperger Syndrome and Your Child : A Parent's Guide :: Michael D. Powers, Janet Poland,

Asperger's Answer Book: The Top 300 Questions Parents Ask (Answer Book) :: Susan Ashley,

Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals :: Tony Attwood,

The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Asperger's Syndrome: Help, Hope, And Guidance (Everything: Parenting and Family) :: William Stillman,

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction :: Carol Stock Kranowitz,

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive :: Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James McPartland

Hope this helps



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Date Posted: 9/16/2009 10:13 PM ET
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I just received the following book ( it was on my wish list..)

 
I havent read it yet...it does look very interesting.
~ It looks like it is a wish list book again..if anyone has read this, please PM me with your reviews!
Thanks!
Date Posted: 3/28/2010 6:12 PM ET
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I just popped in here for the first time specifically because I wanted to recommend Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin. It's a fictional story for middle-grade kids but so worth reading for adults, too. I was so happy to finally see a story about an autistic person that shows they do indeed feel love. The relationship of the autistic narrator to his family reminds me very much of how my son is with me and his father.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 6:13 PM ET
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Another book I enjoyed very much is a memoir by a woman with Aspergers called Songs of a Gorilla Nation.