For Autism Acceptance Month, we are sharing books that give the history of understanding autism and the personal stories of those who are autistic.
In short, powerful chapters, Naoki Higashida explores school memories, family relationships, the exhilaration of travel, and the difficulties of speech. He aims throughout to foster a better understanding of autism and to encourage society to see people with disabilities as people, not as problems.
Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger’s at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. This is the story of John Elder Robison’s journey from his world into ours, and his new life as a husband, father, and successful small business owner—repairing his beloved high-end automobiles.
This is the definitive history of autism—the struggle to define it, the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it, and the profound changes in how we understand disability.
A poignant portrait of a lifelong search for answers, Parallel Play provides a unique perspective on Asperger’s and the well of creativity that it can spring forth.
The captivating subject of Oliver Sack’s Anthropologist on Mars, here is Temple Grandin’s personal account of living with autism and how the extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.
In this modern classic that is now a Broadway production, an autistic boy sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor’s dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Now a Broadway production.