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You are not alone: over 4 million American are estimated to have a developmental or intellectual disability (Larson, 2000); one in six, or about 15%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities (Boyle et al, 2011).

However, having a disability or caring for a family member with a disability can feel isolating at times. Below are a number of resources that we have put together as a support for you and your loved one. If you know of other resources, we invite you to share them with us.


What is Autism?
Material Authored by Individuals with Autism
  • Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
  • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
  • Songs of the Gorilla Nation. My Journey Through Autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes
  • Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
  • Demystifying the Autistic Experience by William Stillman
  • Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams
  • Autism-- An Inside-Out Approach by Donna Williams
Translational Accounts
  • Autism—Handle with Care by Gail Gillingham
  • Sharing Our Wisdom edited by G. Gillingham & S. McClennan
  • A Foot in Both Worlds by Mary Lapos
  • Social Stories by Carol Gray
  • Navigating the Social World by Jeannette McAfee
  • Inside Out What Makes A Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick by Michelle Garcia Winner
  • A Thorn in my Pocket by Eustacia
  • Cutler (mother of Temple Grandin)
  • A Live Controversy: A Story of Autism and a Family's Determination by Roxana and Joseph Hartmann
  • Autismo: La Educacion de Mark Hartmann: Una historia de autismo y determinacion familiar de Roxana q Joseph Hartmann
  • Autism: The Movement Perspective published by Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Kranowitz
Relationship-Based Approaches
  • Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle by Stephen E. Gutstein
  • The Child with Special Needs by Stanley I. Greenspan M.D. & Serena Wieder, PH.D.
  • DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY by Kathleen Arm Quill
  • Teach Me Language by Sabrina Freeman & Lorelei Dake
  • Picture Exchange Communication System by Andrew Bondy & Lori Frost
  • A Mind at a Time by Dr. Mel Levine
Disability Rights
  • No Pity by Joseph Shapiro