Books and Articles for Adults with Autism


Career Guide for People With Disabilities

In this guide you will find:

  • Job-Search 101 - All You Need to Know
  • Know Your Rights - All You Need to Know About ADA
  • 73+ Careers for People With Disabilities
  • Top 9 Job Sites for People With Disabilities
  • FAQ - Everything You Need to Know
  • Other Resources

The Guide for Students with Autism

In this guide, you will find:

  • Information on choosing colleges and tips on college success 
  • Scholarships and useful resources for college students with ASD

A 5 is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults
Kari Dunn Buron

Al Capone Does My Shirts 
​Gennifer Choldenko

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee
Mary Thompson

Are You Alone on Purpose?
Nancy Werlin

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome
Roger N. Meyer and Tony Attwood

Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2 (for Older Adolescents and Adults) What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
Ellen S. Heller Korin

Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World
Brenda Myles

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything
Kenneth Hall

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality: From Adolescence Through Adulthood
Isabelle Henault and Tony Attwood

Asperger's Syndrome in Adolescence: Living With the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between
Luke Jackson and Liane Holliday Willey

Being the Other One
Kate Strohm

Buster and the Amazing Daisy
Nancy Ogaz and Patricia Shubeck

Check This Box If You Are Blind
Susan Meyers

Cooking With Autism
Multimedia publication created for parents and educators of children with autism. Let's Cook! Life Skills for Kids on the Autism Spectrumcombines 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.

Developing Talents: Careers For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome And High-functioning Autism- Updated, Expanded Edition
Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Diseases and Disorders-Autism
Michele Engel Edwards

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies
Yvona Fast

Expect A Miracle: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph
Sandy Petrovic & David Petrovic

Facebook groups and forums moderated by SIBS - Meeting Other Sibs Online
SibNet--for adult brothers and sisters
Sib20--for young adult sibs, 18 to early thirties
SibTeen--for teen brothers and sisters

A Friend Like Henry: The Remarkable True Story of an Autistic Boy and the Dog That Unlocked His World
Nuala Gardner

George and Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism
Charlotte Moore

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism
Smith, Belcher and Juhrs

How to Be a Sister: A Love Story with a Twist of Autism
Eileen Garvin

Intro to autism videos for older sibs
Ask an autistic, what is autism?
What is autism spectrum disorder? 

The Kid-Friendly ADHD and Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet
Pamela Compart and Dana Laake

Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Guidance for Parents, Carers and Siblings (Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Kit)
Elizabeth Attfield and Hugh Morgan

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Jed Baker

The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family
Paul Karasik and Judy Karasik

Riding the Bus with My Sister
Rachel Simon

Right Address, Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults
G.P. Barnhill

Cynthia Lord

Sibling Stories: Reflections on Life with a Brother or Sister on Autism
Lynne Stern Feiges, Mary Jane Weiss, Sandra L. Harris

The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities
Don Meyer and Emily Holl

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
Jed Baker

Special Siblings
Mary McHugh

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.

Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
Lorraine E. Wolf, PhD, Jane Thierfeld Brown, EdD, Ruth Bork, MEd

Succeeding in College With Asperger Syndrome
John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

Taking Autism to School
Andreanna Edwards and Tom Dineen

THAT Went Well…Adventures in Caring for My Sister
Terrell Harris Dougan

Thicker Than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities
Don Meyer

This is Asperger Syndrome
Elisa Ganon and Brenda Smith-Myles

Tru Confessions
Janet Tashjian

Understanding Brothers and Sisters on the Autism Spectrum (DVD)
Starring: Jessie Coulter, Drew Coulter Director: Dan Coulter
An online resource and community for autism and Asperger's. Website was created by two teens with Asperger's syndrome. The site features forums, articles, and a variety of great resources.


ACLU sues over medicaid waiver, food stamp dispute
Addressing needs of those with autism tops awareness month
Adults with autism forced to make tough therapy decisions
Adults with autism lend skills to major motion picture
Adults with autism thrive as software testers
Advances in autism research worry self-advocates
Advocates urge congress to address growing needs of adults with autism
Advocates worry about public associating Asperger’s with violence
Advocates worry that autism is stealing the show
Age, problematic pregnancy could increase autism chance
Americans split on autism-vaccine link, poll finds
Amid concerns, H1N1 vaccine approved
Amusement park for those with special needs set to open
Anti-bullying bill puts emphasis on kids with autism
Appeals court says family can seek damages for ‘lost opportunity’
Apple puts spotlight on disability offerings in app store 
Arizona tops ranking of medicaid services
Artist with autism puts extraordinary memory to work
Artists with autism express their desire for love, friendship
Asperger’s growth presents dilemma for new DSM 
Asperger's likely to be left out of new DSM
Asperger's, mental retardation' likely history in revised DSM
At 77, first man diagnosed with autism doing just fine 
Autism affects 1 in 91 children, government says
Autism, anorexia could share origins
Autism behavior therapy successful in kids as young as 18 months
Autism brings moms a whole new level of stress, study says
Autism clusters uncover trends, not causes of disorder
Autism defense cropping up across country, but merits of claims questionable
Autism doesn’t predict divorce, study finds
Autism families getting by on less
Autism fears could explain drop in vaccinations
Autism film ‘wretches & jabberers’ gets wider release
Autism helps scientists understand complexity of social development 
Autism inspires cornell coach
Autism insurance bill turns divisive 
Autism insurance, independent living get boost in senate
Autism in the workplace
Autism is more widespread, U.S. studies show, but why?
Autism is the grandmothers age significant?Autism odds double for kids born to moms over 40
Autism linked to jaundice in newborns, study finds
Autism moms have stress similar to combat soldiers
Autism more common near tech hubs
Autism mutations, scattered across many genes, merge into common network of interactions
Autism not linked to vaccine preservative thimerosal, study indicates
Autism parents face prolonged risk of divorce, study finds 
Autism present in adults at same rate as children, study finds
Autism rate could be as high as 1 In 38
Autism rate may be leveling, study shows
Autism research widens to include grandparents
Autism researcher accused of stealing $1 million from CDC
Autism reshaping grandparent role, survey finds
Autism result of scores of genetic mutations, researchers say
Autism school expands only to find industrial site may be neighbor
Autism seen as asset, not liability, in some jobs
Autism speaks poaches from pfizer to boost research
Autism-specific bowel disease may not exist  
Autism spectrum disorders, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Sleep
Autism speaks toning down talk on vaccines
Autism symptoms first appear after babies reach 6 months, study finds
Autism’s first child (full version)
Autism's first child: Lessons for adults with autism
Autism takes heavy toll on dads  
Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies
Autism treatments: Risky alternative therapies have little basis in science
Autism wandering poses ‘critical safety issue,’ survey suggests
Autism-vaccine researcher suspected after $2 million missing 
Back to school basics
Batman takes on autism
Behavior specialist with bogus credentials to serve prison time
Behavior therapy plus medication most successful for kids with autism
Better data sought on autism and wandering
Better services prompt families to move
Between bus and school, 6-year-old with autism gets lost on first day
Bill in congress would allow SSI recipients to save more
Blue shield agrees to cover autism therapy
Brain imaging may help diagnose autism
Brain scan could allow autism diagnosis in infancy
Brain scan could shed new light on autism, developmental disorders
Brain scan could simplify autism screening
Brain scan near perfect test for spotting autism, study finds 
Brain size could help identify autism in young children
Britain bans doctor whose research triggered autism-vaccine scare
CDC: 1 In 6 kids have a developmental disability
CDC confirms 1 in 110 have autism
Census: Nation’s capital worst job market for people with disabilities
Chemical castration drug peddled as autism treatment
Children often age 3 or more before fragile X confirmed
Claire danes opens up about portraying self-advocate temple grandin
Controversial autism insurance bill vetoed
‘Covert affairs’ star opens up about son’s autism
Community living efforts get boost from justice department
Complex genetic picture emerges from autism study
Comprehensive care model for treating autism expands reach 
Computers could hold future of autism screening 
Concerns surround H1N1 vaccine which may contain thimerosal
Controversial autism supplement pulled from stores
Couple accused of bilking $380,000 in autism services 
Court to decide if service dog can go to school
Cuts to in-home care could prove costly
Dad takes mom to court over controversial autism treatment
Decision near in ethics probe of doctor who triggered autism-vaccine fears
Developmental specialists increasingly hard to come by
Diagnosing autism may get new criteria
Disability advocates arrested on capitol hill
Disability caregivers struggling financially, emotionally 
Disability issues at center of heated health care debate
Disability programs may take hit in upcoming budget battle
Disability services not immune under shutdown scenario
Dismissed as nonverbal, teen with autism proves she has a voice
Doctor behind flawed autism-vaccine study resigns
Doctor whose research prompted autism-vaccine scare acted unethically 
Doctors haven't done a great job explaining vaccines, so it's no wonder parents are confused
Doctors routinely turn away kids on medicaid
Drug maker pfizer creates unit to tackle autism
Drugs could hold key to unlocking fragile X
Earliest possible causes of autism studied by NIH autism center of excellence network
Early autism intervention takes on new meaning
Educators struggle to meet needs of students with multiple disabilities
Employment firm sued after applicant with Asperger’s rejected
Enhancing Accessibility: Key Home Modifications for Young Adults with Special Needs
Environment may have bigger hand in autism than genetics
Expected changes in DSM-V leave some questioning who’s normal
Facebook, social networks opening doors for people with disabilities
Factors associated with driving in teens with autism spectrum disorders  
Families get creative with special needs living
Families sue after provider discontinues autism therapy
Family: Boy, 15, shot to death after attacking police had autism disorder
Family moving to ‘autism friendly’ state after insurance mandate fails
Father files suit over alternative autism treatment
FDA warns companies peddling unproven autism treatments
Federal autism research plan unveiled, vaccines still an issue
Federal disaster plans lacking for people with disabilities
Feds give abilify green light to treat autism behaviors
Feds infuse millions to expand respite care
Feds propose greater flexibility for community-based services
Finding good apps for children with autism
Five appointed to federal autism research committee
Flood of public comments helping to shape new DSM
Floortime autism therapy looks to be back on track
For some jobs, Asperger's syndrome can be an asset
Gene expression in the brain offers clues to autism's roots
Gene may indicate why more boys than girls have autism
Group offers plain english guides to autism insurance laws
Groups split on plan to extend autism act
Guide looks to help parents tackling challenging behavior 
H1N1 striking children with disabilities hard, officials say
Handwriting a struggle for kids with autism 
HBO's temple grandin' offers inside look at autism
Health care reform and people with disabilities
Health care vote ushers in big changes for people with disabilities  
Hospital to focus on treating adults with autism
House approves bill removing ‘mental retardation’ from law  
House bill mandates autism coverage for military
House to vote on replacing ‘mental retardation’ with ‘intellectual disability’
Housing and residential supports tool kit
How to get the break you need
1 in 4 parents believe vaccines cause autism, study finds
9 in 10 kids with autism bullied at school
Illinois company seeks adults with autism 
Inclusion questioned by parents of kids with severe disabilities
In-home care hit hard in cash-strapped states
In landmark settlement, insurer to reimburse for ABA therapy since 2003
In shift, autism speaks appoints self-advocate to advisory board
In shift, nation’s largest district to mainstream most special education students
IQ requirements hindering families
Jobless rate ticks back up for people with disabilities
Job seekers with disabilities focus of new website
Job situation remains rocky for americans with disabilities 
Journal retracts study that suggested autism-vaccine link
Judge denies mom's bid to exempt girl from school vaccine requirement
Judge okays plan to expand community living
Judge orders state provider to resume autism therapy 
Judge slams tactic insurers use to deny autism coverage
Judge will not block swine flu vaccine containing thimerosal
Kate Winslet to lend voice to autism film
Kids with autism often unaware if smiles are fake or real
Kids with autism to get ‘cars 2’ sneak peek
Lakers star to auction championship ring to benefit youth mental health
Landmarks to go blue for autism awareness
Layoffs force special needs families to cut back
Lawmakers call for emphasis on community living
Legitimacy of centers treating autism, other disorders questioned
Licensing of behavior analysts called into question
Likelihood of autism triples when pregnancies are closely spaced
Lip-reading discovery could aid autism diagnosis  
Love of planes leads teen with Asperger's to steal car, fly cross-country
Magic could be trick to pinpointing autism
Major metros top best places to live with autism
Major new study to seek answers on autism Philadelphia is one of four sites nationwide that will follow mothers and children through key stages of development
A manual for married people with Asperger's

Medicaid eligibility tool
Blind and Disabled Medicaid program, according to their state and marital status.
Medicaid patients struggle to find doctors
Mom sues after son with autism voted out of kindergarten class
More americans with disabilities looking for work
More parents refuse or delay vaccines, study finds
Most pediatricians skip developmental screening, study finds
Most successful autism treatments behaviorally-based, report says
Moving out of state to get autism treatment
Nasal spray may boost social skills in those with autism, study finds
National audit office report on supporting adults with autism
National town hall to focus on adults with autism
Nation's third largest school district pledges special education makeover
New data on autism spectrum disorders
New facility to prepare teens, adults with autism for careers
New gene test identifies more cases of autism 
New kit allows for at-home autism diagnosis
New national autism clearinghouse in the works
'New rage' for students with autism: iPads
New research questions gluten-free diets
NIH to study fragile x in depth
No autism-vaccine link, court finds
No long-term benefit to delaying vaccines, study finds
No single factor behind autism, study finds
Not everyone on board with autism ‘awareness’
Obama announces nearly $100 million for autism research
Obama budget seeks boost for special education, autism
Obama defends disability programs, but says reform needed
Obama seeks additional $250 stimulus payments for people with disabilities
Obama signs autism act
Obama signs bill ensuring funding for independent living centers
Obama signs bill replacing 'mental retardation' with 'intellectual disability'
Obama signs health care bill, enhancing access for those with disabilities
Obama to sign disability rights treaty
Oversight concerns raised with autism scholarship program
Parents face truancy charges over special education dispute
Parent facilitated autism therapy shows promise
Parents of disabled children giving up on Illinois
PBS gets earful in response to autism series
Pediatrician group calls for increased mental health, autism screening
People with autism complete IQ test faster, learn differently, study says
Photo exhibit offers perspectives from kids with autism
Physician behind questionable autism treatment suspended
Picky eating could point to autism
Plans emerge to increase special education funding 
President's budget includes increased disability spending
Pressure mounts to include special needs benefits in insurance coverage
Program makes college degree a reality for students with autism
Proposal for autism-specific schools draws mixed reaction
Proposed special needs communities stir debate
Psychiatric and psychosocial problems in adults with normal-intelligence autism spectrum disorders
Push for autism insurance mandate shifts into high gear
Questions abound over industrial chemical turned autism treatment
Quinn's spending plan threatens lifeline for many struggling families: Clinics for people with disabilities could fall victim to cost cutting
Radio program helps those with autism learn to communicate
'Rapid weight gain' found in kids on psychiatric meds
Rapid weight gain poses quandary for people taking antipsychotics
Rapper with autism finds success
Report: 15 percent worldwide have disabilities
Report outlines action plan to meet housing need of adults with autism
Report: vaccines safe, not linked to autism
Researcher behind debunked autism-vaccine study stood to make millions 
Researchers pinpoint genes tied to autism
Researchers question screening all children for autism
Revising the book on mental illness
Robots could be future of social skills therapy
Rollout of health care reforms to begin  
Safety of alternative autism treatments questioned
Salons pitch in to make prom memorable for girls with special needs
School community toolkit
Schools charged with delaying, ignoring special education evaluations
Schools grapple with paying for special education
Scientists find commonalities among autistic brains
Senate candidate under fire over autism insurance remarks
Senate confirms controversial autism self-advocate to national disability council
Sensory-friendly becomes new selling point in housing market
Sensory-friendly entertainment coming to broadway 
Sensory processing disorder considered for new DSM
Sensory room is ideal for people with autism
Service dog heads to school following legal battle
Service dogs reduce stress, behaviors in kids with autism, study finds
Should teens with autism drive?
Simple checklist may lead to earlier autism diagnosis
Social circles could be behind increased autism diagnosis
Social network blackout to raise money for autism
Social network Squag aims to be a safe place for autistic kids
Social security commissioner acknowledges flaws In SSI program
Social security proposes shift away from ‘mental retardation’
Social skills hamper job hopes for adults on the spectrum
Socioeconomics factor less in diagnosing autism, study finds 
Special diets lack support as autism treatment, expert panel finds
Special education cutoff at age 20 sparks legal action
Special education hard hit by economy, poll finds  
A special needs guide to beating swine flu
Special needs respite care goes 5-star
Stars sign on for comedy central autism benefit
State may repeal autism insurance mandate
States roll out autism insurance mandates with new year 
States slash in-home care for people with disabilities
States to get millions to boost disability employment
Stats show autism rising, but who's really autistic?
Students with autism learn how to succeed at work
Study backs iPad for students with disabilities
Study: rate of autism equal for children, adults
Study: regression leads to more severe autism
Study to look for autism clues among somali immigrants 
Success the only option at 'extreme sports camp' for kids with autism
Support lacking for drugs as autism treatment
Supreme court rules on private school reimbursement
Supreme court seeks input on special education case
Supreme court to consider if vaccine makers can be sued
Supreme court to hear vaccine liability case
Teen overcomes autism barriers to graduate top of his class
Teen with autism assumed drunk, arrested
Teen with autism on track for perfect NCAA bracket
Teen years bring new issues for those with autism
Teenagers with autism: want a job?
Teens win $100,000 for creating software to help kids with autism
'Temple grandin' honored with peabody award
Temple grandin’ snags five emmys
Test could identify autism, other disorders in embryo
The challenge of driving with Asperger’s
Therapy dogs show promise for kids with autism
Thousands of UK adults with autism 'consigned to poverty,' report says
Top mental health officials urge new approach
Toys ‘R’ Us to bring autism therapy robot to masses
Transition programs to get boost
Transition tool kit 
Trials beginning on drug to 'correct or improve' fragile x
Trouble with self-reflection could explain autism social skills deficits
True smarts of kids with autism often differ from IQ
TV autism benefit gets emmy nod
Twin research suggests genes a factor in autism
Understanding Asperger syndrome: A professor’s guide
Under threat of lawsuit, insurer says it will cover autism behavior therapy
Undiagnosed autism could be to blame in many school suspensions
University autism center to close its doors
University program helps teens with Asperger’s learn to make friends
Vaccine issue yields second defection at autism speaks
Vaccine preservative does not cause autism, court finds
Vermont tops national ranking of disability services
Veteran educators to hit the books for mandatory autism training
Watch-like device helps monitor stress, prevent meltdowns
White house reaches out to disability advocates 
White house remains steadfast in support of disability council nominee
White house wants autism act renewed this year 
With federal approval, states cut special education spending
Will feds fund autism vaccine research? Maybe
With prompts, those with Asperger's can overcome social hurdle