By Michael McCreary (YA B McCr, Hoopla, Overdrive)
Like many others on the autism spectrum, stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told that he doesn't look autistic. As he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism looks different for everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
By Naoki Higashida (616.85882 Higa, CD 616.85882 Higa, Overdrive)
A journey into the mind of a remarkable thirteen-year-old boy with severe autism, this book offers insight into what it is like to have the disorder.
By Naoki Higashida (616.85882 Higa, Overdrive)
In this book, Naoki Higashida shares his thoughts and experiences as a 24-year old man with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, he explores education, identity, family, society and personal growth.
By Elana Arnold (J Arno, Hoopla, Overdrive)
For Bat, life tends to be full of surprises. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk which she needs to take care of. He has one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a terrific pet.
By Celeste Shally (E Shal)
The narrator of this children’s book describes his friendship with Matt, an autistic boy.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan (J Sloa, CD J Sloa, Hoopla, Overdrive)
Willow is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.
By John Donvan (616.85882 Donv)
Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism. In A Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those children who have it.
By Ann M. Martin (J Mart, PLAY J Mart, CD J Mart, Overdrive)
Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms. She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms. Just as a storm hits town, Rain goes missing. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.
By Cynthia Lord (J Lord, CD J Lord, Overdrive)
Frustrated by life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence. Her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.
By Mark Haddon (YA Hadd, CD Fic Hadd, Hoopla, Overdrive)
Despite his overhwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
By Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete (E Peet)
A young girl describes what it is like to have a twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy.
By Temple Grandin (B Gran)
Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person. Grandin charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words.
By Helen Hoang (Q Hoan, Fic Hoan, Hoopla, Overdrive)
Stella has less dating experience than most thirty-year-olds because she has Asperger's. She decides to hire a professional escort to practice being in love.