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  • Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum

    By Michael McCreary (YA B McCr, Hoopla, Overdrive)

    Like many others on the autism spectrum, stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told that he doesn't look autistic. As he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism looks different for everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

     

  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-year-old Boy with Autism

    By Naoki Higashida (616.85882 Higa, CD 616.85882 Higa, Overdrive)

    A journey into the mind of a remarkable thirteen-year-old boy with severe autism, this book offers insight into what it is like to have the disorder.

     

  • Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism

    By Naoki Higashida (616.85882 Higa, Overdrive)

    In this book, Naoki Higashida shares his thoughts and experiences as a 24-year old man with severe autism. In short, powerful chapters, he explores education, identity, family, society and personal growth.

     

  • A Boy Called Bat

    By Elana Arnold (J Arno, Hoopla, Overdrive)

    For Bat, life tends to be full of surprises. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk which she needs to take care of. He has one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a terrific pet.

  • Since We’re Friends

    By Celeste Shally (E Shal)

    The narrator of this children’s book describes his friendship with Matt, an autistic boy.

  • Counting by 7s

    By Holly Goldberg Sloan (J Sloa, CD J Sloa, Hoopla, Overdrive)

    Willow is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by sevens.  Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world.

     

  • In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

    By John Donvan (616.85882 Donv)

    Nearly seventy-five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism.  In A Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those children who have it.

     

  • Rain Reign

    By Ann M. Martin (J Mart, PLAY J Mart, CD J Mart, Overdrive)

    Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms. She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms. Just as a storm hits town, Rain goes missing. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.

     

  • Rules

    By Cynthia Lord (J Lord, CD J Lord, Overdrive)

    Frustrated by life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence.  Her world is further complicated by a friendship with a young paraplegic.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    By Mark Haddon (YA Hadd, CD Fic Hadd, Hoopla, Overdrive)

    Despite his overhwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

     

  • My Brother Charlie

    By Holly Robinson Peete & Ryan Elizabeth Peete (E Peet)

    A young girl describes what it is like to have a twin brother who has autism and sometimes finds it hard to communicate with words, but who, in most ways, is just like any other boy.

  • Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism

    By Temple Grandin (B Gran)

    Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person.  Grandin charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words.

     

  • The Kiss Quotient

    By Helen Hoang (Q Hoan, Fic Hoan, Hoopla, Overdrive)

    Stella has less dating experience than most thirty-year-olds because she has Asperger's. She decides to hire a professional escort to practice being in love.