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This guide provides information resources and websites relevant to Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - autistic spectrum disorder.


Keywords to use when searching for information on autism.  Use these in the library catalog or throughout databases.


Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autistic Disorder

Autistic Disorder - therapy

Asperger Syndrome

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Organisations as information sources

Articles on the web

Visual Thinking , Sensory Problems, and difficulties with communication

A tireless advocate for people who think differently, Grandin makes the case that we need the collaboration of all kinds of minds to solve problems, prevent disasters, and accomplish objectives. Diagnosed with autism and someone who "thinks in pictures", Grandin sees the value in every individual's ability to make a contribution. See complete bio and view all TEDxDU Talks at

Personal Experience

See the world through her Asperger eyes: Wendy Lampen at TEDxDelft

Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself

Published on Nov 21, 2014 “People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.

My life with Asperger's: Daniel Wendler at TEDxUniversityofArizona

How can we make sure everyone has a community where they feel accepted ? For many people -- the awkward, the shy, or the simply misunderstood -- life is a lonely experience, and good friends are hard to come by.

Coping with the reality of Asperger: Sandra Petojevic at TEDxGöteborg

To Sandra Petojevic the world appears differently than it does to most people. She has Asperger syndrome, and her "unusual" ways of interpreting and expressing feelings has shown her how official misconduct, intolerance and prejudices can ruin things and lead to conflicts. Sandra works with nautical chart correction but has also published a fantasy trilogy -- simply because writing is her way of coping with reality.

Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen

Aspergers Children Speak Out

8 year old with Autism (Asperger's) talks about his feelings

Through Our Eyes: Living with Asperger's" (Documentary)

Books in our Library

Born on a blue day : inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant : a memoir  /  Daniel Tammet.  (2007)

920 TAM

The reason I jump  /  Naoki Higashida ; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell.  (2013)

920 HIG

The autism handbook : easy to understand information, insight, perspectives and case studies from a special education teacher  /  George, Jack E.  (2009)  e-book

Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's  /  John Elder Robison.  (2008)  920 ROB

Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome : user guide to adolescence  /  Luke Jackson.  (2002)  618.9 JAC

School success for kids with Asperger's Syndrome : a practical guide for parents and teachers  /  Silverman, Stephan M.  (2007) ebook and hard copy

Talk to me: conversation strategies for parents of children on the autism spectrum or with speech and language impairments  /  JONES, Heather  (2014)   T 618.9 JON