Frith (2008) Autism: A Very Short Introduction

This book explores the possible causes for the apparent rise in autism and evaluates the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, genetics, and environmental causes. It also addresses some of the myths about this disorder conveyed through mass media and offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome. The publication explains the vast array of different conditions associated with ASD and sheds light on what it is like to live with autism.

Frith, U. (2008). Autism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Harris and Glasberg (2012) Siblings of children with autism: a guide for families

This publication discusses the basics of sibling relationships at all ages and how autism can affect these dynamics. It provides important advice for parents about balancing responsibilities for each child, encouraging their kids to share feelings, explaining autism to other children, and initiating play and interaction between siblings. It also includes tips on how technology can help siblings and their families connect with other families. Throughout the book, family case studies provide insights into how other families deal with common concerns and situations.

Harris, S.L., Glasberg, B.A. (2012). Siblings of children with autism: a guide for families. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.


Boushéy (2007) Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

Based on Ann Boushéy’s own experience of raising a teenage son with high-functioning autism, this inspirational book considers questions surrounding parenting across the spectrum during the teenage years. Covering everyday topics ranging from dealing with anger to sex education, it provides information that will encourage and empower parents with teens on the autism spectrum. Professionals, on the other hand, will gain a valuable and compassionate insight into the world of parenting a teenager with ASD.

Boushéy, A. (2007). Talking Teenagers: Information and Inspiration for Parents of Teenagers with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Beardon and Worton (2011) Aspies on Mental Health: Speaking for Ourselves

Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis and battles with mental health services, this book will be an essential reading for adults with Asperger Syndrome, and their families and friends. It presents personal accounts of mental health issues of adults with Asperger Syndrome who offer innovative coping strategies and methods for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as provide valuable insights for family, friends and professionals.

Beardon, L. and Worton, D. (Eds.) (2011).  Aspies on Mental Health: Speaking for Ourselves. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Baron-Cohen (2008) Autism and Asperger Syndrome

This book is designed for people with ASD and their families. It will also be of interest to general practitioners, therapists, social workers, students of psychology, medicine, psychiatry, and teachers. Taking a lifespan approach, Simon Baron-Cohen summarises the current understanding of autism and Asperger Syndrome. He also explains the process of diagnosis and considers how the conditions affect people at different stages in life.

Baron-Cohen, S. (2008). Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Oxford: Oxford University Press.