This is a list of some of the books that I've read since Norrin's diagnosis. Books that have inspired me, given me hope and provided me with the tools and resources I needed to best advocate.
- Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm
- 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk
- Early Intervention and Autism by James Ball, ED.D, BCBA
- The Child With Special Needs by Stanley Greenspan, MD, Serena Wieder, PhD with Robin Simons
- The Out of Sync Child Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz
- Overcoming Autism by Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD and Claire LaZebnik
- The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism by Areva Martin, Esq.
- Wrights Law From Emotion to Advocacy 2nd Edition by Pam Wright and Pete Wright
- Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum by Julia Moor
- Eating for Autism: The 10 Step Nutrition Plan by Elizabeth Strickland, MS, RD, LD
I realize that purchasing books can get expensive. So visit your local library or ask if any of these books are available at your child's school - a teacher may lend one to you. Talk to other moms and swap books. Whenever possible, buy them used on Amazon, Ebay or Barnes & Nobles. Visit websites and google to your heart's content for information.
If you've read a book that has been inspiring or especially helpful - please let me know. Would love to hear from you.
Note: I've left children's books on autism off my list. Since Norrin is an only child, we don't have a need for a sibling autism book. And Norrin doesn't yet have the cognitive ability to understand autism.