Autism Resources

Autism Resources


The following books are suggested for use in the classroom to explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to peers:
My Best Friend Will by Jamie Lowell and Tara Tuchel ISBN 1-931282-75-7
The Autism Acceptance Book by Ellen Sabin ISBN 0-9759868-2-1

The following is a workbook suggested for use with a child on the spectrum to assist with developing an understanding his/her own unique strengths and challenges:
Asperger's What Does It Mean to Me? by Catherine Gaherty ISBN 188547759-7

Books for Parents, Teachers, Therapists, Support Staff:
This first book is highly recommended for parents and school staff:

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Sally Ozonoff, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, James McPartland

Asperger’s syndrome” A guide for parents and professionals Tony Attwood

Autism/Asperger’s: Solving the Relationship Puzzle Steven Gutstein

Thinking in Pictures and other Reports from my Life with Autism Temple Grandin

Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin


The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction Carol Kranowitz



Dr. Geraldine Dawson (former Professor of Psychology at the UW)


Autism Speaks


Ilene Schwartz – UW Experimental Education Unit, University of Washington


Autism Outreach Project:


Autism Society of America


Families for Early Autism Treatment


University of Washington Autism Homepage




Discrete Trials:


Floor time:


Relationship Development Intervention:




Executive Functioning:


Social Stories:


Web Videos:

Dr. Ilene Schwartz (Director of the University of Washington Experimental Education Unit speaking at Children’s Hospital)


Autism: Being Friends.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism, 1991

This videotape is an introduction to autism for elementary-aged children. It describes symptoms and gives tips for interacting with classmates with autism. Helpful for classroom discussion or training peer buddies. To order: