I just caught up on an online seminar that I had missed earlier this week.
As my “keeper” (see the “tamagotchi” page) may be autistic and I discovered, in the course of trying to find out what the hell I am dealing with here in Portsmouth, that I’d known an autistic woman in Amsterdam for decades (which she’s confirmed), I am trying to learn more about autism.
Here are some resources that I just heard mentioned (by Leon Brenner) and that may be useful to you. I haven’t looked at them myself yet.
Books by Donna Williams:
- Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl
- Autism: An Inside-Out Approach: An Innovative Look at the ‘Mechanics’ of ‘Autism’ and its Developmental ‘Cousins’
- The Jumbled Jigsaw: An Insider’s Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads’
- Exposure Anxiety – The Invisible Cage: An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond
- Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
- Autism and Sensing: The Unlost Instinct
- Like Colour to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding
- Not Just Anything: A Collection of Thoughts on Paper
Book by Bruno Bettelheim:
Books by Temple Grandin:
- The Autistic Brain: understanding the autistic brain by one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world
- Thinking in Pictures
- Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns and Abstractions
- Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism: New Edition with Author Updates
- Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum
- Temple Talks about Autism and Sensory Issues: The World’s Leading Expert on Autism Shares Her Advice and Experiences (Temple Talks about . . .)
- Different… Not Less
- The Way I See It, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition