Reading and viewing list

Books

  • I Think I Might Be Autistic by Cynthia Kim.
    Nerdy, Shy and Socially Inappropriate by Cynthia Kim.
  • Neurotribes- Steve Silberman (well researched and accepting overview of autism and autistic history in society – it was groundbreaking at the time of publication)
  • Spectrum women – Edited by Barb Cook and Dr Michelle Garnett.
  • Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
    Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature by Dara McAnulty (autistic teen diaries of his intense interests from his perspective).
  • Unbroken by Alexis Quinn (biography of an autistic woman incarcerated in mental health institutions when she shouldn’t have been).
  • Underdogs series by Chris Bonello (novels based in a post-apocalyptic world with neurodivergents as the heroes).
  • We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia.
  • Sincerely your autistic child by Emily Paige Ballou.(what it says)
  • There are several books authored by Damien Milton who is a psychologist who is also autistic.
  • Sensory: Life on the Spectrum is an excellent book. It’s a comic anthology written and drawn by autistic people.
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults by Luke Beardon.
  • Odd Girl Out by Laura James,
  • For younger adults and teenage kids there is the Girl with curly hair series by Alis Rowe. The reviewer said, “My daughter found these more useful than anything CAMHS suggested.”

TV and Video

  • Chris Packham: Asperger’s and me. This can be viewed on BBC iPlayer or on Vimeo.
  • The A Word. A drama series about a family and their autistic son.
  • Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism. Also available via BBC iPlayer.