Characteristics of Autism: Resources

Books*

Baron-Cohen, S. & Bolton, P. (1993). Autism: The Facts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Frith, U., ed. (1993). Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Powers, M.D. (1989). Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide. Woodbine House.

Schopler, E. (1995). Parent Survival Manual: A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders. New York: Plenum Press.

Siegel, B. (1996). The World of the Autistic Child. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wing, L. (1985). Autistic Children: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Videos*

Autism: Being Friends

This video shows how children with autism are similar to other children and how they are different.  Suggestions are made to help children with autism to make friends with others.

Day By Day: Raising the Child with Autism/PDD

The first story follows a parent whose child has autism.  The second story tells about a parent whose child has PDD-NOS.  This video describes the following for each condition:

1.  The disability and its symptoms

2.  Strategies for coping

3.  Acceptance of the situation and of the child as s/he is

* All materials are available at the Family Resource Center at Vanderbilt University (936-2558).