Autism Alliance

Reference Center

The Morse Institute Library is an important partner of the Autism Alliance of MetroWest. As such, they have invested in a collection of resources in the field of Autism. To learn more about the Morse Institute Library, click on the picture, left.

New Resource List. See Below

Selected Bibliography on Autism

Available at the Morse Institute Library
Compiled by Ayako Barnum, Health Grants Coordinator


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The Minuteman Library Network is composed of 41 public and academic libraries in the Eastern Massachusetts area that work collectively to bring excellent service to library users. If you have a Minuteman Library card you have access to books and resources from all 41 of these libraries. The libraries share materials with each other so a patron living in Acton can receive a book at the Acton Library owned by the Natick Library. If you don’t have a Minuteman Library card all you need to do is go to any one of the 41 libraries. Make sure you have a picture ID with your current address with you and you will be able to get a Minuteman Library card. That card will then allow you access to materials at all the participating libraries.

One of the services of the Network is the ability for patrons to place their own requests on titles in the Minuteman Catalog from within the library or from a home computer by visiting

Many of you are looking for information about autism specifically. Another way to look for that information is to go to our website at Click on the bar labeled Reference Center. Next, click on the picture of the library. This will take you to the Morse Institute Library’s website. Now click Library Catalog/Minuteman Network, just under the Catalog & Resources bar. This will bring you to the Minuteman Catalog. If you are looking for material on autism but don't know the author or publisher you can do a search under the key words autism or asperger. I think you will be very surprised at what you find.

The Morse Institute Library has recently purchased more books, videos and teaching tools for parents and professionals specific to autism. They have the most updated material on autism that is available. Being part of the Minuteman Library Network these materials can be borrowed by over 41 local libraries.

Check yours out!

General Information

The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment, by Diane M. Kennedy. Colorado Springs , CO : Waterbrook Press, 2002. (626.8982/K35)

Ask Me about Asperger's Syndrome [videorecording], endorsed by Barb Kirby, Tony Attwood, Liane Willey, and Pam Tanquay. [S.l.]: Michael Thompson Productions, 2000.   (VIDEO 618.928/ASK)

Asperger Syndrome, edited by Ami Klin, Fred R. Volkmar, and Sara S. Sparrow. New York , NY : Guilford Press, 2000.  (616.8982/A886K)

Asperger's Syndrome [videorecording]: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, by Tony Attwood. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 1999.  (VIDEO 618.928/ASP)

Autism, by Michele Engel Edwards. San Diego , CA : Lucent Books, 2001.  (616.8982/E26)

Autism: Information and Resources for Professionals and Parents, by Richard L. Simpson and Paul Zionts. Austin , TX : Pro-Ed, 2000.  (618.9289/S613 1999)

Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Dennis Debbaudt. Philadelphia , PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (368.48/D286)

Autism & the New Law [videorecording]: Resources for Treatment: Hope for a Cure. Fair Haven, NJ: Edvantage, [2001?]  (VIDEO 618.9289/AUT)

Autism in the Early Years: A Practical Guide, by Val Cumine, Julia Leach and Gill Stevenson. London : David Fulton, 2000.  (618.9289/C969)

Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents & Professionals, by Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey. Bethesda , MD : Woodbine House, 2004.  (On Order)

Diagnosis and Evaluation [videorecording]: Medications for Autism, byTemple Grandin. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 1998.  (VIDEO 616.8982/DIA)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR Washington , DC : American Psychiatric Association, 2000.  (REF 616.89/D536R 2000)

The Different Shades of Autism [videorecording]: The Screening and Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Riva , MD : Veronica Bird Charitable Foundation, Ahead with Autism, 2000.  (VIDEO 618.928/DIFF)

Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? by Michelle Garcia Winner. San Jose , CA : Michelle Garcia Winner, 2000.  (616.85/W776)

Meet David Franklin [kit]: The Kids on the Block Program on Autism. Columbia , MD : Kids on the Block, Inc., 2000.  ([HELP CTR] 362.4/AUT/Oversize)

A Mind Apart: Understanding Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, by Peter Szatmari. New York , NY : Guilford Press, 2004.  (On Order)

Movement Differences and Diversity in Autism/Mental Retardation: Appreciating and Accommodating People with Communication and Behavior Challenges, by Anne M. Donnellan and Martha R. Leary. Madison , WI : DRI Press, 1995.  (616.8982/D685)

The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insights, and Inspiration, by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby. New York , NY : Crown Publishers, 2001.  (618.9289/B299)

A Positive Approach to Autism, by Stella Waterhouse; drawings by Chris Redman, based on the original ideas of Drucilla Bruton. Philadelphia , PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.  (616.8982/W326)

Right Address...Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults, by Gena P. Barnhill. Shawnee Mission , KS : Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002.  (616.8982/B262)

Russell is Extra Special: A Book about Autism for Children, by Charles A. Amenta III. New York , NY : Magination Press, 1992.  (J 618.928/AME/Parent's Shelf/Spec. Needs)

Supporting the Families of Children with Autism, by Peter Randall and Jonathan Parker. New York , NY : Wiley, 1999.  (6649.154/R189)

Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, edited by Simon Baron-Cohen, Helen Tager-Flusberg, and Donald J. Cohen. New York , NY : Oxford University Press, 2000. (618.9282/U55/1999)

What is Asperger Syndrome, and how Will it Affect Me? [written] by Martine Ives of the NAS Autism Helpline; [illustrations by Matt Watkins]. [ Shawnee Mission , KS : Autism Asperger Publishing Company], 2001.   (616.8982/I95)

Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome for Parents, Professionals, and You! by Jerry Newport. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, [2001?]  (616.898/N558)


Educating Children with Autism, by Committee on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001.  (371.94/E24A)

Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths Are Made by Walking, edited by Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw. Philadelphia , PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (618.9289/C875)

Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism, by Sheila Wagner. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 1999.  (618.9289/W135)

Inclusive Programming for the Middle School Student with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome: Topics and Issues for Consideration by Teachers and Parents, by Sheila Wagner. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 2002.  (618.9289/W135M)

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, by Rebecca A. Moyes. Philadelphia , PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.  (371.94/M938)

Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community: Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, by Jennifer L. Savner and Brenda Smith Myles. Shawnee Mission , KS : Autism Asperger Publishing Co., 2000.  (371.94/S267)

My Social Stories Book, edited by Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White; illustrated by Sean McAndrew. Philadelphia , PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (J 618.928/ GRA/Parent's Shelf/Spec. Needs) 

Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders, by Jeanette L. McAfee. Arlington , TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 2002.  (616.8982/M113)

Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, by Winifred Anderson. Bethesda , MD : Woodbine House, 1997.  (371.9/A552)

The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, by Sue Schwartz. Bethesda , MD : Woodbine House, 2004.  (On Order)

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions, by Pamela B. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (371.9/T164)

Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, edited by Jan S. Handleman and Sandra L. Harris. Austin , TX : Pro-Ed, 2001.  (371.94/P928 2001)

Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism, by Mary Jane Weiss and Sandra L. Harris. Bethesda , MD : Woodbine House, 2001.  (618.9289/G475)

Reaching the autistic child : a parent training program, by Martin A. Kozloff. Cambridge , MA : Brookline Books, 1998.  (618.9289/K88)

Say It [videorecording]: Teaching Children with Autism to Talk, by Sally Bligh. 2004.  (On Order)

Students with Autism: Characteristics and Instructional Programming for Special Educators, by Jack Scott, Claudia Clark, and Michael P. Brady. San Diego , CA : Singular Pub. Group, 2000.  (371.94/S427)

Successfully Educating Preschoolers with Special Needs [videorecording], host and executive producer, Grace M. Hanlon. Fair Haven, NJ: Edvantage, 2002.  ([HELP CTR] 371.9/SUC) 

Successfully Parenting Your Baby with Special Needs [videorecording], host and executive producer, Grace M. Hanlon. Fair Haven, NJ: Edvantage, 1999.  (J/VIDEO 649.1/SUC)

Teaching Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders to Learn: A Practical Guide for Parents and Staff in Mainstream Schools and Nurseries, by Liz Hannah; illustrations by Steve Lockett. London: The National Autistic Society, 2001.  (371.94/H243)

Parenting / Family Issues

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World, by Teresa Bolick. Gloucester, MA: [Great Britain]: Fair Winds, 2001.  (618.9289/B689)

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns, by Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2000.  (616.8982/S655)

Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal, by Liane Holliday Willey. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.  (616.892/W714)

Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home: When Love in Not Enough, by Jane Gregory. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.  (On Order)

Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties with Autism Spectrum, by Brenda Legge. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.  (On Order) 

Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide, edited by Michael D. Powers. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2000.  (J 618.9189/CHI/Parent's Shelf/Spec. Needs)

Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism, by Fiona Bleach. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2001.  (618.9289/B646)

Everyday Solutions: A Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Mindy Small and Lisa Kontente. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003.  (On Order)

Everything You need to Know When a Brother or Sister is Autistic, by Marsha Sarah Rosenberg. New York, BY: Rosen Pub. Group, 2000.  (618.9289/R813)

Healthcare for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide to Medical, Nutritional, and Behavioral Issues, by Fred R. Volkmar and Lisa A. Wiesner. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2004.  (On Order)

More than Words [videorecording]: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Hanen Program; writer and director, Fern Sussman. Toronto: Hanen Centre, [2000?]  (VIDEO 618.928/MOR)

Overcoming Autism, by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik. New York, NY: Viking, 2004.  (On Order)

Taking the Mystery Out of Medications in Autism/Asperger Syndromes: A Guide for Parents and Mon-Medical Professionals, by Luke Y. Tsai. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc., 2001.  (616.8982/T877)

Personal Stories

Aquamarine Blue 5: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism, edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes. Athens: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2002.  (371.94/A656)

The Autism Continuum [videorecording], by Temple Grandin. Arlington, TX: Distributed by Future Horizons, 1996.  (VIDEO 616.8982/AUT)

The Boy who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism, by Patricia Stacey. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2003. 

(New Books 362.1989/S775)

A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir about Raising a Gifted Child with Autism, by Daniel Mont. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (616.9289/M757) 

Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, by Valerie Paradiz. New York, NY: Free Press, 2002.  (618.9289/P222)

Embarrassed Often Ashamed Never: Quips and Short Stories from One Family's Ongoing Adventure with Asperger Syndrome and Autism, by Lisa B. Elliott; illustrated by Penny Chiles. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002.  (616.8982/E46)

Emergence, Labeled Autistic, by Temple Grandin and Margaret M. Scariano. Novato, CA: Arena Press, 1986.  (618.9289/G753)

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User guide to Adolescence, by Luke Jackson. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (618.9289/J13) 

Growing Up Severely Autistic: They Call Me Gabriel, by Kate Rankin.  Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.  (616.8982/R211)

Hitchhiking through Asperger syndrome, by Lise Pyles. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (616.8982/P996)

The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family, text chapters by Judy Karasik; comic chapters by Paul Karasik. New York, NY: Washington Square Press, 2003.  (616.8982/K18)

Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey Raising an Autistic Child, by Junee Waites & Helen Swinbourne. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press ; [S.l.] : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Publishers Group West, 2003.  (616.8982/W145)

Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey through Autism, by Dawn Prince-Hughes. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 2004.  (On Order)


Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure, by Kathy Hoopmann. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.  (Jpb/Parent's Shelf/Special Needs)

Buster and the Amazing Daisy, by Nancy Ogaz; illustrations by Patricia Shubeck. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (YOUNG ADULT FICTION/Ogaz)

By the Light of the Moon [sound recording], by Dean Koontz. New York, NY: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape, pc2002.  ([Bk On CD] Koontz)

Clay, by Colby Rodowsky. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2001.  (J/FICTION/ROD)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time [sound recording], by Mark Haddon.  Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, LLC, 2003.  ([Bk On Tape] Haddon, [Bk On CD] Haddon)

Lisa and the Lacemaker: An Asperger Adventure, by Kathy Hoopmann. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.  (YOUNG ADULT FICTION/ Hoopman)

The Little Boy who Wanted a Dinosaur Tail! written by Mary Williams; illustrated by Robert Takatch. Mogadore, OH: Mogdrmombooks, 2001.  (Jpb/Parent's Shelf/Special Needs)

My Brother Sammy, by Becky Edwards and David Armitage. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1999.  (J E-Z/EDW/Parent's Shelf/Spec. Needs)

Of mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure, by Kathy Hoopmann. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.  (Jpb/Parent's Shelf/Spec. Needs)

The Speed of Dark, by Elizabeth Moon. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 2003.  (FICTION/ Moon, LARGE PRINT/FICTION/ Moon)

Selected Websites

Autism Alliance of MetroWest
Providing families in the MetroWest area with information, education and support since 1993, the site offers forums, local events, and recommended resources and links.

Autism Research Institute Founded by director Bernard Rimland, ARI publishes a quarterly newsletter that includes the most up up-to-date medical findings in the research and treatment of autism. Father of an adult son Mark (a gifted artist), Rimland is a firm believer in vitamin/mineral treatments.

Autism National Committee
An autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism, the site offers newsletters, mail order bookstore, national information, networking, advocacy and support for individuals with autism/pervasive developmental disorder (pdd).

Autism Society of America
This site can refer you to the closest ASA chapter and offers extensive information concerning autism/pdd. Members are entitled to free subscription to The Advocate, their newsletter, discounts on autism journal subscriptions, and printed information material.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
Founded by Doug and Laurie Flutie for this son Doug Jr., this charitable foundation awards grants annually to local organizations involved with autism/pdd.

The Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Parent Center for the Federation offers services to parents, parent groups and others concerned with children with special needs.

The Minuteman Library Network
From your home computer, use this link to access the Minuteman Library Network Catalog to look up library materials and use the magazine database.

National Alliance for Autism Research
This charitable foundation funds medical research projects on autism, information and referral, and parent education. It is dedicated to finding the causes, prevention, effective treatment and ultimate cure of autism spectrum disorder.

National Autistic Society and the Shirley Foundation
This is a new autism portal site that offers national and international news, personalized notice board, discussions, bookshop, and job listings.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

This organization provides detailed information on inclusion policies, how they should work, and what schools are implementing them successfully.  The site also provides information for youth.



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