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You are not alone: over 4 million American are estimated to have a developmental or intellectual disability (Larson, 2000); one in six, or about 15%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities (Boyle et al, 2011).

However, having a disability or caring for a family member with a disability can feel isolating at times. Below are a number of resources that we have put together as a support for you and your loved one. If you know of other resources, we invite you to share them with us.

Supports

What is Autism?
Material Authored by Individuals with Autism
  • Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
  • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
  • Songs of the Gorilla Nation. My Journey Through Autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes
  • Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
  • Demystifying the Autistic Experience by William Stillman
  • Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams
  • Autism-- An Inside-Out Approach by Donna Williams
Translational Accounts
  • Autism—Handle with Care by Gail Gillingham
  • Sharing Our Wisdom edited by G. Gillingham & S. McClennan
  • A Foot in Both Worlds by Mary Lapos
Community
  • Social Stories by Carol Gray
  • Navigating the Social World by Jeannette McAfee
  • Inside Out What Makes A Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick by Michelle Garcia Winner
Family
  • A Thorn in my Pocket by Eustacia
  • Cutler (mother of Temple Grandin)
  • A Live Controversy: A Story of Autism and a Family's Determination by Roxana and Joseph Hartmann
  • Autismo: La Educacion de Mark Hartmann: Una historia de autismo y determinacion familiar de Roxana q Joseph Hartmann
Sensorimotor
  • Autism: The Movement Perspective published by Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Kranowitz
Relationship-Based Approaches
  • Autism Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle by Stephen E. Gutstein
  • The Child with Special Needs by Stanley I. Greenspan M.D. & Serena Wieder, PH.D.
Communication
  • DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY by Kathleen Arm Quill
  • Teach Me Language by Sabrina Freeman & Lorelei Dake
  • Picture Exchange Communication System by Andrew Bondy & Lori Frost
  • A Mind at a Time by Dr. Mel Levine
Disability Rights
  • No Pity by Joseph Shapiro