15 Great Children's Books About Autism
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Help your child learn more about autism by reading these children's books about autism spectrum disorders for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to teens. Read the books during Autism Awareness Month (April) or anytime!
About 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the CDC, so your family probably knows someone who is autistic. Help your child learn more about ASDs by reading these children's books about autism and asperger's syndrome for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to teens. Read the books during Autism Awareness Month (April) or anytime you think your child could gain a better understanding of a classmate, neighbor, friend, or sibling who is "on the spectrum."
Our Top Picks
- All My Stripes: A Story for Children With Autism at Amazon
- The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism at Amazon
- Ethan's Story; My Life With Autism at Amazon
- My Friend with Autism: Enhanced Edition with FREE CD of Coloring Pages! at Amazon
- My Brother Charlie at Amazon
- Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes at Amazon
- Mockingbird at Amazon
- Rules (Scholastic Gold) at Amazon
- The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders at Amazon
- Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts at Amazon
- Dragon and His Friend: A Dragon Book About Autism. A Cute Children Story to Explain the Basics of Autism at a Child's Level at Amazon
- Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book at Amazon
- I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) at Amazon
- Nathan's Autism Spectrum Superpowers (One Three Nine Inspired Book 1) at Amazon
- The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) at Amazon
What to Look for in Books About Autism
- Is it authentic? To teach real compassion we have to talk candidly about what it really means to have Autism--the good parts and the challenges.
- Does it build understanding and compassion? Kids learn acceptance of others by meeting and interacting with a diverse variety of people in their lives. Books are a good supplement to help them learn to love others, neurotypical or not.
How We Chose Our Favorites
We talked with autistic children and adults as well as those with with Autistic loved ones to find out which books are best to help children understand those with Autism.