Thursday, April 2, 2009

Resources for National Autism Month

For over thirty years, the Autism Society of America has used April as a time to educate the public about autism. ASA has a wealth of resources to help librarians and educators teach their patrons and students about autism and the growing needs of the autism community.

Here are books to read and recommend during National Autism Month.

A mother of an autistic child and the world's foremost experts provide advice and information in The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing--from a Mother Whose Child Recovered by Karen Siff Exhorn. John Shestack, cofounder of the Cure Autism Now Foundation, said, "How I wish there had been a book like this when our son was diagnosed. Now parents have a trusted friend who has been down the same road and is holding a very bright lantern to guide the way."

Debra Ginsberg's Raising Blaze: A Mother and Son's Long, Strange Journey into Autism is a stirring record of a mother's battle fought with zest, humor, and love.

Coming in May, Boy Alone: A Brother's Memoir by Karl Taro Greenfeld gives voice to the siblings of autistic children. Haunting, tragic, and unforgettable, this chronicle of autism is a beautiful, wholly original exploration of what it means to be a family, a brother, and a person.

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