On the right hand side of the Home page, you might have noticed a link to a page called Living with Autism. I’ve recently added a list of books, both fiction and factual, that you may find of interest.
Disclaimer: These are all on our bookshelves. Some I have read, some I haven’t and some I’ve merely dipped into.
To Siri, With Love by Judith Newman: I loved this! I have loaned out my copy to friends, telling them that this is the nearest “real life” memoir to what living with The Boy Child is like. I reviewed it here.
10 Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm: this is my go-to book when I want to know why The Boy Child is behaving in a certain way. I’ve bought copies for teachers and TAs at school. I’ve bought copies for family members. I only hope that they have been read.
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida: we were given this as a gift. I have never read it.
In a Different Key by John Donvan and Caren Zucker: an American publication, but one for dipping into, rather than reading from cover to cover.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome (The Facts) by Simon Baron-Cohen: The first reference book I purchased. It did not make me feel better.
Schtum by Jem Lester: I read this in 2016 and recommended it via Instagram. The author has a son with autism, although the story is not based on him. A novel with a lot of truth in it, and one that made me say out loud, “Yes! That’s happened to us!”