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  • A is for Autism, F is for Friend: A Kid's Book for Making Friends With A Child Who Has Autism
    Joanna Keating-Velasco
     
  • All About My Brother
    Sarah Peralta
     
  • Amazingly Alphie!: Understanding and Accepting Different Ways of Being
    Roz Espin and Beverley Ransom
     
  • Andy and his Yellow Frisbee
    Mary Thompson
     
  • Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success
    Jennifer Veenendall
      
  • The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism
    Ellen Sabin
     
  • Cooking Program for Kids on the Spectrum
    Hosted by: MyWire.com
    Multimedia publication created for parents and educators of children with autism. Let’s Cook! Life Skills for Kids on the Autism Spectrum combines video, slides and downloadable visual aids in an entertaining and informative digital format that demonstrates how to help kids with autism learn an important life skill – cooking. It features structured, predictable activities that help support children on the spectrum to engage and communicate in a natural social situation.
     
  • Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heros
    Jennifer Elder and Marc Thomas
     
  • Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism
    Fiona Bleach
     
  • The Friendship Puzzle: Helping Kids Learn About Accepting and Including Kids with Autism
    Julie L. Coe, Sondra L. Brassel, Jennifer Maloni and Rebecca Landa
     
  • I Am Utterly Unique: Celebrating the Strengths of Children with Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
    Vivian Strand
     
  • Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism
    Laurie Lears and Karen Ritz
     
  • Joey and Sam: A Heartwarming Storybook About Autism, A Family, and A Brother's Love
    Illana Katz, Edward, M.D. Ritvo, and Franz Borowitz
     
  • Keisha's Doors: An Autism Story
    Marvie Ellis
     
  • The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet
    Pamela Compart and Dana Laake
     
  • Kristy and the Secret of Susan (Baby Sitters Club)
    Ann Martin
     
  • Max from the Planet of Cool
    McNall and Max
     
  • My Best Friend Will
    Jamie Lowell and Tara Tuchel
     
  • My Book Full of Feelings: How to Control and React to the Size of Your Emotions
    Amy V. Jaffe and Luci Gardner
     
  • My Friend with Autism: A Coloring Book for Peers and Siblings
    Beverly Bishop and Craig Bishop
     
  • My PECS School To Home Communicator
    Laura T. Behrendt
     
  • The New Social Story Book - Illustrated Edition
    Carol Gray
     
  • Oliver Onion: The Onion Who Learns to Accept and Be Himself
    Diane Murrell
     
  • Personal hygiene? What's that got to do with me?
    Pat Crissey
     
  • Play Free
    McNall and Max
  • Rules
    Cynthia Lond
     
  • Russel is Extra Special
    Charles Amenta
     
  • Sensory Smarts: A Book for Kids with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders Struggling with Sensory Integration Problems
    Kathleen A. Chana, Paul J. Chana, Christian P. Chana, Joel M. Berns
     
  • Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book
    Celeste Shally and David Harrington
     
  • The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism
    Jed Baker
     
  • Some Kids Have Autism
    Martha E.H. Rustad
     
  • Sometimes My Brother: Helping Kids Understand Autism Through A Sibling's Eyes
    Angie Healy
     
  • Special People, Special Ways
    Arlene Maguire
     
  • StoryCorps
    In early 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, interviewed his mother, Sarah, at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feelings about Joshua as a son is shown in this online video.
     
  • Taking Autism to School
    Andreanna Edwards and Tom Dineen
     
  • Taking Care of Myself: A Healthy, Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
    Mary Wrobel
     
  • Talking to Angels
    Esther Watson
     
  • Thank You Sammy
    Brian R. King, LCSW
     
  • That's What's Different About Me: Story and Coloring Book
    Heather McCracken and Kathryn Robbins
     
  • This is Asperger's Syndrome
    Elisa Ganon and Brenda Smith-Myles
     
  • To the Moon Billy June
    McNall and Max
     
  • Tobin Learns to Make Friends
    Diane Murrell
     
  • Trevor Trevor
    Cullen Trachtman and Diane and Deidre Sassano
     
  • Understanding Brothers and Sisters on the Autism Spectrum (DVD)
    Starring: Jessie Coulter, Drew Coulter Director: Dan Coulter
     
  • When My Autism Gets Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Kari Dunn Buron and Brenda Smith Myles


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The information on this website is provided for general reference purposes. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your child and adolescent psychiatrist or other physician. Only a qualified, licensed physician can determine the individual treatment that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a physician. Inclusion of information on this website does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the website are not necessarily the agents or employees of Rush University Medical Center. In consideration for use of this website, Rush University Medical Center or any other party involved in producing or delivering this website will not be liable to you for any action or nonaction that you take in reliance upon the information provided on this website.


Autism is a complex disorder. Our website provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.


The Autism Resource Center's referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the Autism Resource Center team will be adding new resources and building to our website. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 563-2272 for further information. We hope that you visit our website again for any future referrals.





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