The ARIN Autism Library


The ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 has an Autism Library of books, reference materials and videos. The teachers, paraprofessionals and parents of students in all school districts in Armstrong and Indiana Counties are eligible to borrow from the Autism Library.  

For information about how to access these Resources, email Karen Spadafora at or call 724-463-5300.





Achieving Communication Independence: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessment & Intervention

For persons with severe communication disabilities and AAC users

Yvonne Gillette

Activities for Developing

Pre-skill Concepts in Children with Autism **

The activities in this book are designed to be used at the child’s level. To determine the child’s level, experiment.

Toni Flowers, M.S.

Asperger Syndrome

Behavioral Aspects; Family Genetics and Neurobiological Aspects; Related Diagnostic Constructs; Assessment, Treatment and Intervention, and Adulthood; Perspectives on Research and Clinical Practice, and Parent Essays

Ami Klin,

Fred R. Volkmar, and Sara S. Sparrow

Asperger Syndrome – Resource materials for teachers

A Practical Guide for Teachers

Val Cumine, Julia Leach & Gill Stevenson

Asperger Syndrome- An Owner’s Manual **

What you, your parents and you teachers need to know

Ellen S. Heller Korin, M. Ed.

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments

Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns

Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey

Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything

Children with Asperger Syndrome are the best experts on AS. They tell adults what seems unusual to them about the world.

Kenneth Hall

Asperger’s Huh?

A Child’s Perspective

Rosina G. Schnurr, Ph.D.

Asperger’s Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tony Attwood

Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (The ABLLS), The

Scoring Instructions and IEP Development Guide & An Assessment, Curriculum Guide, and Skills Tracking System for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

James W. Partington, Ph.D. and Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D.

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Second Edition – A comprehensive handbook devoted to autism and pervasive developmental disorders testifies to the volume of research, services, theory, and advocacy related to children and adults with the most severe disorders of development.

Donald J. Cohen and

Fred R. Volkmar

Autism Focus Group




Autism in Adolescents & Adults

Overview of both autistic and normal adolescence. It surveys those needs of autistic adolescents and adults, considering problems with language, education, recreation, vocational training, medical needs, sex education, and management of aggression.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Autism Resource Guide

Team Training Series



Autism Spectrum Disorders **

A Transactional Developmental Perspective

Barry M. Prizant

Amy M. Wetherby

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Visual Impairment **

Meeting Students’ Learning Needs

Marilyn H. Gense and D. Jay Gense

Autism Treatment Guide

Reference guide for anyone interested in autism. Listing of the best, the latest, and the most innovative things that are helping people with autism.

Elizabeth K. Gerlach

Autism: A Review of the Etiology, Assessment Measures, Teaching Methods, and Various Classroom Intervention Techniques Applied to Students with Autism

Jamie Paulovich

Dr. Hiltonsmith


Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism

A manual for parents and professionals

Catherine Maurice

Gina Green

Stephen C. Luce

Behavioral Issues in Autism

Designed to advance the understanding of behavior problems in autism. Major sections devoted to assessment techniques, intervention strategies, and major controversies in the field.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Believe in My Child With Special Needs: Helping Children Achieve Their Potential in School

This easy-to-read book shows parents and teachers how they can provide support and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth with disabilities. The author defines what a disability is and describes the rights of children with disabilities. She carefully explains what schooling and community activities should be like for children with disabilities from when they begin school to when they complete school and transition into adult life. The book presents parents as partners and colleagues of teachers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration. This information is all presented in a reader-friendly format that includes graphics, cartoons, bulleted tips, basic facts for easy reference, and lists of further resources.

Mary A. Falvey

Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure

For the first time, the issues and frustrations that a child may have with Asperger Syndrome are explored within a fictional format especially for children. Its portrayal of Ben as the central character offers other children with autistic spectrum disorders and their peers a positive role model. It is a valuable teaching tool that demystifies children with Asperger Syndrome, justifying their individuality as valid and interesting. In Blue Bottle Mystery Kathy Hoopmann has combined her love of children with her passion for fantasy literature to produce a delightful read for anyone who loves an adventure and wants a unique insight into the mind of an Asperger child.

Kathy Hoopmann

Building Integration with the I.E.P.

Barbara E. Buswell

Judy Veneris

Building Social Relationships *

A systemic approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties

Scott Bellini, Ph. D.

Captain Tommy

Captain Tommy is a sensitive and realistic portrayal of a young boy who reluctantly agrees to play with someone new, someone different.

Abby Ward Messner

Children with Autism – A Parents’ Guide

Covers areas that are of special concern to parents.

Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.

Comic Strip Conversations

Colorful illustrated interactions with students with autism and related disorders.

Carol Gray

Communication Lab: A Classroom Communication Program

A Classroom Communication Program

Ellen P. Dodge

Communication Problems in Autism

Provides a historical overview of communication problems in autism.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Comprehensive Autism Training Series for Building Local Supports, A

This training series targets local support teams who provide technical assistance to professionals serving individuals diagnosed with autism/PDD.

Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.

Karen Kirk, Ph.D.

The John Hopkins Medical Institutions

Connecting Students: A Guide to Thoughtful Friendship Facilitation for Educators & Families

This guide offers readers real-life examples of how friendship facilitation can be implemented in very natural ways in schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

C. Beth Schaffner

Barbara E. Buswell

Creating a “Win-Win IEP” for Students with Autism: A How-To Manual for Parents and Educators

This book is written for parents and families of students with autism. Step-by-step, Dr. Fouse details the legal case studies, and state and federal regulations and other laws which support the necessity for an Individual Education Plan (IEP). It provides the form letters to request, confirm, or appeal the IEP; discusses the parents' rights, the teachers' legal responsibilities, and, even, the danger signals for both teachers and parents so they may avoid problems on their way to a successful plan. It's a bible for anyone going through the IEP process.

Beth Fouse, Ph.D.

Creating an Inclusive School

In this comprehensive resource on inclusive schooling, administrators, general and special educators, and parents explore how inclusive education can support a diverse student body at all grade levels. They show how schools can meet standards and provide a "least restrictive environment" for students with disabilities by using cooperative learning, teaming, multi-age grouping, multicultural education, social skills training, and educational technology applications. And they explain how to facilitate change by using universal design principles and other curricular, instructional, assessment, and organizational practices.

Richard A. Villa, Jacqueline S. Thousand

Dancing with Dragons

An entire family’s insights into a disability.

Gerard J. Mialaret

Dating For Dummies

Psychologist Browne's book offers a professional, insightful, and very readable examination of dating? real dating. Browne covers every aspect of the basic mechanics of dating in the 1990s, from making your own personal inventory to help you discover who you are and what you want, to finding appropriate people to date, to actually conducting dates at various stages of relationship development. Nothing seems to be missed by Browne: she tackles breaking up, sex, and even the darker sides of dating, like rape and stalking. This excellent book's biggest drawback for libraries is its numerous "work form" sections, an invitation to certain patrons to make it their own.

Dr. Joy Browne

Developing Leisure Time Skills For Persons With Autism: A Practical Approach for Home, School and Community

This book fills the gap with excellent information on assessment, appropriate exercises and essential components of teaching this skill. It is also loaded with games and defined activities that will interest and motivate most children with autism.

Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg, Mary Lou Vandenburg

Diagnosis & Assessment in Autism

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Different Is Not Bad, Different Is The World: A Book about Disabilities – PLUS Audio Tape

The purpose of this book is to help children in grades 2-6 realize that being "different" is okay; in fact, it makes people more interesting and makes the world a better place. The book is intended to help children with disabilities feel better about themselves, and to help children without disabilities see that people who have disabilities have different ways of accomplishing daily tasks but can do almost anything in their own way.

Sally L. Smith, M.A.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Parents and Professionals Working Together for Children with Special Needs

Do You Hear What I Hear? is designed to be used by parents of children with special needs, professionals who work with families, university faculty members, and other trainers. it is filled with thoughtful stories, suggestions for next steps in partnerships, and practical insights. Highly readable, it is a resource which can enhance self-reflection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training.

MSW, ACSW Janice Fialka and PhD Karen Mikus

Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism

This comprehensive intervention guide and accompanying activities are easily adapted to develop a curriculum for both children who are verbal and those who use augmentative and alternative communication, and it can be implemented at home or in the classroom. Excellent for educators and speech language pathologists, this practical, user-friendly resource gives you the methods you need to build social and communication skills in children with autism.

Kathleen Ann Quill

Eating An Artichoke: A Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome

During a routine parent-teacher conference in November 1991, Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour in class was 'not normal'. After two years at the pre-school, five-year-old Jimmy had failed to make any friends, had recently started to act aggressively towards his classmates, and was beginning to react violently to any changes in his routine. Echo was not taken completely by surprise: she had suspected for some time that her son was different from other children. Over the next five years, she and her husband accompanied Jimmy to doctors, medical specialists, learning consultants and psychologists. Finally, at the age of ten, Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.

Echo R. Fling

Effects of Autism on the Family, The

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Enabling Communication In Children with Autism

The early stages of lingustic and social interaction are crucial in the development of every child, but particularly in children with autism. Potter and Whittaker show how these children may be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences, including classroom management, levels of motivation and interaction with adults and other children. From their clinical, practical and classroom research they show how the communication skills of children with autism can be helped by the skillful use of an integrated range of strategies and approaches.

Carol Potter and Chris Whittaker

Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Intervention Strategies

This excellent book fills the gap in autism literature, by providing comprehensive yet easy-to-read explanations of the problems encountered in the autism spectrum and provides specific intervention strategies. It provides an integrated approach to looking at the problems. Treatment strategies address behavioral intervention, sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment techniques, augmentative communication as well as traditional OT, PT and ST.

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, M.S., OTR and

Betty A. Paris, PT

Feelings Book *

Emily Rubin

Foot In Both Worlds, A:

A collection of personal accounts from speakers, their families, friends, and facilitators.

Mary Lapos

Forever Poems for Now and Then

This eclectic picture book, which creatively blends poetry with striking paintings, is the product of a 10-year collaboration between a mother and daughter. Each original poem in this collection is matched with a classic work of art that will delight both children and adults. Beautifully reproduced examples of realism, impressionism, expressionism, pop, folk, and abstract art are a wonderful accompaniment to poetry that offers simple truths and reveals a moving mother-daughter relationship.

Sonya Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil

Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.

Luke Jackson

Functional Approach to the Treatment of Severe Behavior:

Treating Behavior Problems with Communication Problems

Dr. V. Mark Durand

Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends *

Parents of young social butterflies may think this book makes mountains out of molehills, but those whose children have difficulty making and keeping friends will likely find its practical, down-to-earth approach a godsend. This volume gives a helpful overview and also allows parents to locate particular problems (e.g., how to find friends; how to deal with bullies). Frankel advocates one-on-one playdates as the most effective way for children to form meaningful friendships, maintaining that organized activities like team sports aren't structured to lead to the development of close friendships.

Fred Frankel, Ph. D.

Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism, A

This handbook demonstrates how individuals with autism can perform effectively in the workplace.

Marcia Datlow Smith, Ronald G. Belcher, & Patricia D. Juhrs

Guns A' Blazing: How Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum and Schools Can Work Together Without a Shot Being Fired *

The relationship between schools and parents of children with autism spectrum disorders needn’t be adversarial. Many parents enter any meeting with teachers, administrators or school officials with “guns a’ blazing,” ready for a fight before there is a need for one. This book offers advice on how to build a team to help your child through the trials and tribulations of school, something doubly difficult for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Jeffrey Cohen

Hidden Child, The: The Linwood Method for Reaching the Autistic Child

An in-depth look at the nationally acclaimed Linwood method--a ground breaking therapy and education program for children with autism developed by Jeanne Simons, and practiced at the Linwood Children's Center in Ellicott City, Maryland. The approach described here is based not on a predetermined plan or pace, but in response to the therapists' understanding of the origins and meaning of each child's behaviors. Hundreds of vignettes and anecdotes supplement the text.

Jeanne Simons and Sabine Oishi, Ph.D.

Hidden Curriculum, The: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations

This book offers practical suggestions and advice for how to teach and learn those subtle messages that most people seem to pick up almost automatically but that have to be directly taught to individuals with social-cognitive challenges. Given the serious consequences that can befall a person who violates a social rule, the strategies and detailed lists of curriculum items make The Hidden Curriculum a much-needed resource.

Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa L. Trautman, Ronda L. Schelvan

High Functioning Individuals with Autism

Current diagnostic and treatment approaches are presented, along with cogent analyses of the current conceptions about the neurological processes involved.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome

This book reflects the experiences and opinions of one family.

Lise Pyles

I Am Utterly Unique *

Celebrating the strengths of children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism

Elaine Marie Larson

I Need Help With School!

A Guide for Parents of Children with Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome.

Rebecca A. Moyes

Inclusion Facilitator’s Guide, The

Inclusion facilitators are educators who do more than teach children with disabilities—they advocate for change in schools and communities, sparking a passion for inclusion in teachers, administrators, and families and giving them the practical guidance they need to make it work. This is an essential new role in today’s schools, and this guide prepares staff for the challenges of facilitating full inclusion.

Cheryl M. Jorgenson

Inclusive Programming for

Elementary Students with Autism

A + b + c = successful inclusion!

Sheila Wagner, M.Ed.

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom

A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Rebecca A. Moyes

Incredible 5-Point Scale, The

Assisting students with autism spectrum disorders in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses

Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis

Inside Out: What Makes a Person With Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? *

Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified

Michelle Garcia Winner

Keys to Success for Teaching Students with Autism

An Easy to Follow Guide for Teachers

Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar and More!

The one stop guide for parents, teachers and other professionals.

Martin L. Kutscher, MD

Learning And Cognition in Autism

Offers useful information to teachers, parents, and researchers on some of the progress produced by their interaction.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

A Parent’s Guide for Professionals

Mike Stanton

Let Me Hear Your Voice

A Family’s Triumph Over Autism

Catherine Maurice

Little Book of Manners for Boys, A *

A Game Plan for Getting Along with Others

Bob and Emilie Barnes

Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child

Based upon the author’s wide experience of working with autistic children, this presents a unique synthesis of information, which will be of interest not only to music therapists but to the scientific and medical community, educators and parents.

Dorita S. Berger

My Body is Private

A mother-child conversation introduces the topic of sexual abuse and ways to keep one's body private.

Linda Walvoord Girard and Rodney Pate

My Book of Full Feelings *

How to control and react to the size of your emotions

Amy B. Jaffe

My Friend with Autism

This book is designed for anyone who is being introduced to autism.

Beverly Bishop

My Social Stories Book

My Social Studies Book is an all-new collection of Social Stories for young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White

Navigating The Social World

A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger’s Snydrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders

Jeanette McAfee, M.D.

Neurobiological Issues in Autism

The leading scientists and clinicians in the field describe recent advances in our understanding of causes and neurological mechanisms.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

New Social Story Book, The

Social stories provide individuals with autism with accurate information regarding situations they encounter.

Jenison Public Schools

Jenison, Michigan

Nobody Nowhere

The extraordinary autobiography of an autistic.

Donna Williams

Of Mice and Aliens

An Asperger Adventure

Kathy Hoopmann

Original Social Story Book, The

Most stories will serve as an outline from which you can develop a final story which fits the needs of an individual student or situation.

Jenison Public Schools

Jenison, Michigan

Our Journey Through

High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome – A Roadmap

Linda Andron

Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, A

How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. James McPartland

Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists

Applied Behaviour Analysis in Context

Mickey Keenan, Ken Kerr & Karola Dillenburger

Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum **

The Art of Guiding Children’s Socialization and Imagination

Pamela J. Wolfberg

Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Physician Resource

PaTTAN Network PDE

School Leaders Our Children Deserve, The: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform

George Theoharis draws on the experiences and words of successful public school principals committed to advancing equity, social justice, and school reform to show why social justice leadership is needed and how it can be effective. Although facing tremendous barriers, these principals made important strides toward closing the achievement gap in their schools through the use of humane and equitable practices. Featuring a mix of theory and practical strategies, this timely book portrays how real school leaders seek, create, and sustain equitable schools, especially for marginalized students.

George Theoharis

Picture Exchange Communication System Training Manual (PECS) (5)

PECS is a unique augmentative/alternative communication-training package developed for use with young children with autism and other social-communication deficits.

Lori A. Frost, M.S., CCC/slp Andrew S. Bondy, Ph.D.

Playground Politics

Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-Age Child

StanleyGreenspan, M.D.w/Jacqueline Salmon

Playing it Right! Social Skills Activities for Parents & Teachers of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Including Asperger Syndrome and Autism

Series of activities designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop basic social skills by focusing on elements of social interaction in a variety of settings

Rachael Bareket

Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth With Asperger/Autism

Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome and Autism that support the use of the Power Card strategy.

Elisa Gagnon

Practical Solutions *

To Everyday Challenges for children with Asperger Syndrome

Haley Morgan Myles

Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism

Sandra L. Harris, Jan S. Handleman

Preschool Issues in Autism

Eric Schopler, Mary E. VanBourgondien, Marie M. Bristol

Pretending to Be Normal: Living With Asperger's Syndrome

Autobiography of a woman and her child diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Author shares her daily struggles and challenges. Includes appendices providing coping strategies and guidance.

Liane Holliday Willey and Tony Attwood

Promoting Social Success **

A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs

Gary N. Siperstein, Emily Paige Rickards

Quick and Easy

Ideas for Using Classroom Materials to Teach Academics to Nonverbal Children and More!

Carolyn Rouse & Katera

Rock and Hard Place, A *

…a candid insight into family life with a child with severe Autism

Anne Sutcliffe

S.O.S. – Social Skills in Our Schools *

A social skills program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and their peers.

Michelle A. Dunn, Ph.D.

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities

Parents have a key role in making sure their child develops healthy sexuality, that sense of self and confidence that helps make us all well-adjusted and strong individuals. In this touching and lively book, you'll learn how to interact with your children - no matter their age or ability - in a way that increases self-esteem, encourages appropriate behavior, empowers them to recognize and respond to abuse, and enables them to develop life long relationships. Parents share with you the joys and challenges of raising a child with an intellectual disability as they offer you helpful advice and practical strategies.

Karin Melberg Schwier and David Hingsburger

Simple Strategies that Work

Helpful Hints for all educators of students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and related disabilities

Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon, Dena Gitlitz

Sixth Sense II, The

To improve student understanding and support of classmates with autistic spectrum disorders.

Carol Gray

Skillstreaming in Early Childhood

New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills

Ellen McGinnis, Arnold P. Goldstein

Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child

Program Forms – New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills

Ellen McGinnis, Arnold P. Goldstein

Sleep Better

A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children With Special Needs

V. Mark Durand

Social Behavior in Autism

Details the most current empirical research and practical information available on pivotal issues: social development, social problems, communication, mainstreaming, and the development of social skills.

Eric Schopler

Gary B. Mesibov

Social Behavior Mapping

Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day

Michelle Garcia Winner, Editor

Social Skills Picture book, The

Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism

Jed Baker, Ph.D.

Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations

Unique methods to teach social understanding.

Carol Gray

Somebody Somewhere

Breaking Free from the World of Autism

Donna Williams

Songames for Sensory Integration

25 Songames offer a world of fun and engaging developmental play activities for just about any kid age 3-8.

Aubrey Lande, MS, OTR,

Bob Wiz and Friends

Space Travelers **

An Interactive Program for Developing Social Understanding, Social Competence and Social Skills for Students with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Other Social Cognitive Challenges

M.A. Carter and J. Santomauro

Spectrum of Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders, A: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Aug. 11-15, 1997

Students with Autism **

Characteristics and Instructional Programming for Special Educators

Jack Scott, Claudia Clark and Michael Brady

Super Silly Sayings that are Over Your Head *

A Children’s book of illustrated idioms

Catherine S. Snodgrass

Super Skills **

A Social Skills Group for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges

Judith Coucouvanis

Take Five!

Take Five! Is a compilation of years of working with and learning from children, families, school staff, and the thousands of participants who have attended our “How Does Your Engine Run?”

Mary Sue Williams

Sherry Shellenberger

Taming the Recess Jungle

Socially simplifying recess for students with

autism and related disorders.

Carol Gray

Targeting Autism

What We Know, Don’t Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children with Autism and Related Disorders.

Shirley Cohen

Teach Me Language

A language manual for children with autism, Asperger’s snydrome and related developmental disorders.

Sabrina Freeman, Ph.D. & Lorelei Dake, B.A.

Teaching Children with Autism – Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co

Strategies for initiating positive interactions and improving learning opportunities.

Robert L. Koegel

Lynn Kern Koegel

Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children – The ME Book

This book contains a set of programs that were started many years ago in an attempt to provide help for parents and teachers in dealing with their developmentally disabled children.

O. Ivar Lovaas

Teaching Students in Inclusive Settings: From Theory to Practice

This book provides information for teachers to use when including students with disabilities in general education schools and classrooms. The book takes a practical approach while being grounded in a sound theoretical base. This book provides theory with a lot of practical “how to” information, focuses on methods for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities at all grade levels, and contains examples that are based on real-life applications of how educators from all disciplines have used these methods. In addition, the book includes vignettes that enhance understanding of concepts by providing examples.

Dianne F. Bradley, Margaret E. King-Sears, and Diane M. Tessier-Switlick

That’s What’s Different About Me!

Helping children understand Autism Spectrum Disorders

Heather McCracken

Thinking About You Thinking About Me: Philosophy and strategies to further develop perspective taking and communicative abilities for persons with Asperger ... Autism, Hyperlexia, ADHD, PDD-NOS, NVLD

This book explores the critical nature of perspective taking (Theory of Mind) in our day-to-day interactions and its importance in the classroom setting. describing how the perspective taking process works and offers a myriad of therapeutic activities for teachers/therapists to utilize with children and adults. Included are strategies that help students understand their own treatment programs (IEPs) and behavior plans.

Michelle Garcia Winner *

Thinking in Pictures & Other Reports From My Life with Autism

This is the author’s own story of what it is like to live with autism, to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism.

Temple Grandin

Through the Same Door – Inclusion Includes College

This documentary gives others a realistic view into the life of someone who has a lot to teach us. It’s a model that needs to be shared with teachers, students, human service workers and professors. It is an inspiring film about inclusion, transition and the importance of on-going support in a student’s life. This is a must-see DVD for self-advocates, families, and educators alike. Micah's story illustrates what is possible when we move from a deficit model of disability into a model of hope, risk, opportunity, and dreams. 25 min.

Tobin Learns to Make Friends

This book was inspired by one of the author’s sons who has Aspergers.

Diane Murrell

Toilet Training – for Individuals with Autism & Related Disorders *

A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers

Maria Wheeler, M.Ed.

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World

If you suffer from sensory defensiveness, a common but often misdiagnosed condition that results from adverse reactions to what most people consider harmless sensations. Developmental psychologist Sharon Heller, sensory defensive herself, suggests that the best way for sufferers to cope is not psychotherapy or medication but a host of other treatments that tap into the primitive brain.

Sharon Heller, Ph.D.

Trevor Trevor

A metaphor for children. Trevor Trevor is a heartwarming story designed to be read to children by adults. The unusual feature of the book is that it comes with two Trevor cut-out paper doll figures. These are intended to serve as props for adults and children to use as they review and/or act out the events of the story that make Trevor happy or sad. The ultimate goal of Trevor Trevor is to enable typical peers to become more sensitive toward their classmates with differences. The book is appropriate for early - later elementary school years.

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

Very Touching Book, A … For Little People and For Big People

Rather than using a negative or fearful term, this book refers to sexual abuse as secret touching. This term explained in a way that creates a positive attitude toward adult sexuality, encouraging the privacy and uniqueness of our bodies as children. This concept sets up a framework that allows children to judge whether contact with adults is appropriate or inappropriate, depending on the issues of secrets.

Jan Hindman and Tom Novak

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication – Volume I

Practical Supports for School & Home

Linda A. Hodgdon, M.Ed., CCC-slp

Visual Supports for People With Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marlene J. Cahen, Ed.D., B.C.B.A., Donna L. Sloan, M.A., B.C.B.A.

Way TO A, The *

Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum behavior

Hunter Manasco

What Does It Mean To Me?

A workbook explaining self awareness and life lessons to the child or youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers.

Catherine Faherty

When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism

This book shows how behavior analysis can greatly improve the lives of people with autism and their families.

Bobby Newman, Ph.D., C.B.A.

When My Autism Gets Too Big! *

A Relaxation Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kari Dunn Buron

Who Took My Shoe?

Dedicated to author’s son who was diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder at the age of 6 years old.

Karen Emigh

Work In Progress, A

Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism

Ron Leaf & John McEachin

Worksheets! For Teaching and Social Thinking and Related Skills *

Breaking down concepts for teaching students with Social Cognitive Deficits

Michelle Garcia Winner

World of the Autistic Child, The

Understanding and treating autistic spectrum disorders.

Bryna Siegel

You’re Going to Love This Kid!

Teaching students with autism in the inclusive classroom.

Paula Kluth





A Is For Autism

A short but profound glimpse into the condition of autism with words, drawings and music all contributed by autistic people themselves.

12 mins.

Asperger’s Sydrome: Those Difficult Moments (2)


Autism Training Series


Rebecca Landa, Ph.D.


Autism Awareness Video

For Law Enforcement /Community Service Patrol


Autism: Breaking Through

(26 minutes)

This program examines the causes and symptoms of autism and the various treatment options available: the use of fenfluramine, which lowers the level of blood seratonin and has a positive effect on as many as 25% of autistic patients; behavior modifications; and the treatment program developed by Dr. Kirjo Kitahara of Japan, which relies heavily on physical exercise and group interaction with normal children. This last has led to the establishment of a research center outside Boston dedicated to confirmation of the hypothesis that symptoms displayed by autistic children result from physiologic, hormonally controlled anxiety.

Autism: From Diagnosis to Intervention (4)


Autism: The Child Who Couldn’t Play

A comprehensive overview of autism, the mysterious disorder that impedes normal child development, and an update on the latest research in its treatment.

Been There….Tried That….We Need a New Approach to Behavior

Day By Day

Raising the Child with Autism/PDD

Joan F. Goodman and Susan Hoban

Designing Education Programs for Middle & High school students with Autism


Early Identification for Children w/Autism


Early Screening & Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder

PaTTAN – Distance Learning

I have Tourette’s but Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me

Dispelling the myth one child at a time

2005 HBO DVD

** Joining In: A Program For Teaching Social Skills

A series of ready-to-teach video lessons designed for use at home or in the classroom.

Linda Murdock and Guru Shabad Khalsa

Learning Resources For Education & Allied Professionals Tourette Syndrome

Cd for PC/MAC

Linking Assessment to Instruction

A framework for decision making.

Dr. Rebecca Landa, CCC/sl

LOVAAS Learning Video Tapes

5 Tape Series

#1 Getting Ready to Learn

#2 Early Language

#3 Basic Self Help Skills

#4 Advanced Language

#5 Expanding Your Child’s World

*Manners for the Real World

A video guide to the right manners and behaviors for common social situations with straight forward instructions and clear demonstrations

**Movement Difference, Diversity and Positive Behavior Support

Overview of PECS

Andrew Bondy, Ph.D.

Positive Behavior Support for Young Autistic Children

3 tape series, 1½ day lecture

Lise Fox


Public Schools and Students with Autism

Components of a Defensible Program

Melissa Genaux, M. Ed.

Sensory Challenges & Answers

Dr. Temple Grandin

Sensory Integration

Programming Methods for Children with Autism.

Tammy Sarracino, OTR



Sensory Processing with Autism

And Related Developmental Disorders

5 hours 31 minutes


Strangers in a Familiar Land

Encounter’s with Asperger’s Syndrome

Teaching Children with Tourette Syndrome: A Resource for Educators

Education Curriculum Script, Text and Reference material in Adobe format to print out and more

For windows

The Delaware Autistic Program

The Advisory Board on Autism & Related Disorders - 04/97

The Impact of Sensory Processing on the Daily Life of Children with Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

5 hours 6 minutes


Visual Thinking of a Person with Autism

In this video, Temple describes to us the way she and many others with autism "think in pictures" and how to adjust for this specific learning style. 30 min.

Dr. Temple Grandin

Young Children with Autism

Methodologies unraveled


Books to Use with Students




Different and Alike

Points out that some people are "different" because they are blind or deaf, have a speech disorder, are mentally handicapped, or have some other disability; but, in even more ways, they are "like" you.

Nancy P. McConnell,

Child’s Guide to Concentrating, A: For Kids with ADHD

This booklet is an educational tool for parents to use with children who ADHD. The book provides examples of home and classroom accommodations that promote successful school behaviors. Based on ways teachers could help students improve their concentration and feel more successful in school. (parents & professionals)

Bonita Blazer, Ph.D.,

Smile From Andy, A

A child with cerebral palsy is hindered in meeting new people by his shyness, until he discovers the special thing he can do to make people feel like talking to him. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Andy Finds A Turtle

Andy's physical therapist calls him a turtle one day when he is feeling uncooperative, and thus begins a search to find a turtle, during which he becomes a small hero and learns something important about himself. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Andy Opens Wide

Andy, who is five and has cerebral palsy, has difficulty opening his mouth at mealtime, until his frustration leads to a discovery. (x2)

Nan Holcomb


When four-year-old Molly, who has Down syndrome, learns to talk with her hands, she suffers fewer frustrations by being able to ask for what she wants. (x2)

Linda Kneeland

Buddy’s Shadow

Buddy, who is five, has Down Syndrome, and is in need of a friend all his own, saves his money and buys a puppy. (x2)

Shirley Becker

How About a Hug

Though it takes much concentration and will for her to accomplish each task, a little girl with Down's syndrome is happy to have many loving helpers along the way. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Patrick and Emma Lou

Despite his excitement over walking with a new walker, three-year-old Patrick finds it isn't easy and becomes discouraged until his new friend, six-year-old Emma Lou who has spina bifida, helps him discover something important about himself. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Sarah’s Surprise

Six-year-old Sarah, mobile but unable to talk, wants to sing "Happy Birthday" for her mother and is able to provide a birthday surprise with help from her therapist and a new augmentative communication device. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Danny and the Merry-Go-Round

Danny, who has cerebral palsy, is faced with another frustrating day at the playground watching the other children play, until a friendly gesture from another kid gives him an unexpected adventure and helps him feel better about himself. (x2)

Nan Holcomb

Night Seach

Heather, who is blind, resists using her white cane until she tries to find her puppy outdoors at night, an experience that helps her accept her cane as a valuable helper.

Kate Chamberlin

When I Grow Up

Jimmy, who is deaf, attends Career Day where he meets deaf adults with varied and interesting careers, who communicate using sign language. Includes diagrams illustrating signs for some of the words in the text. (x2)

Candri Hodges

Educational Materials




Aroma Fan

Includes 4 bottles of oil, and aromatherapy guide.

Concentrate on Words & Concepts 1

Students compete with themselves or others, trying to find pairs based on vocabulary, category, word identification by function, or word association. This program is recommended for children and adults who need training in vocabulary comprehension and basic concepts, as well as those who need to improve their short term memory skills.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Concentrate on Words & Concepts 3

Students compete with themselves or others, trying to find pairs based on vocabulary, category, word identification by function, or word association. This program is recommended for children and adults who need training in vocabulary comprehension and basic concepts, as well as those who need to improve their short term memory skills.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Antics

This is a program full of games for cognitively low-functioning children and adults. It has been designed to give the instructor full control over the content and presentation of each game.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Capers

This program is full of activities designed to capture the visual and auditory attention of children and adults with diverse levels of cognitive ability, including those functioning below twelve months of age.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Cartoons

This program is designed to capture students’ attention for long periods of time while promoting the development of intentionality, an understanding of cause and effect, and important turn-taking skills.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Chorus

This program of games is for children and adults with limited cognitive abilities. Enjoyable exercises introduce the concepts of cause-and-effect, turn-taking, and switch use.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Features

This program is full of activities designed to capture the visual and auditory attention of children and adults with diverse levels of cognitive ability, including those function below twelve months of age

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)

Creature Magic

This program is designed to introduce a variety of early language and cognitive concepts, including cause and effect, turn-taking, existence and nonexistence, singular and plural, relative position, and the thematic structure of simple sentences.

Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., Bernard J. Fox, M.S. (CD Program)


Pliable, spiral tops ensure an easy fit for all finger sizes. Natural bristle brush. Pack of 5. (x 2)

Fluorescent Bead Tube

Tip the tube and the glowing granules trickle down. (x3)

Giant Touch Trainer

Six textured pads fit into the matching places in a bright solid wooden frame.

Hoberman Ball

Light and colorful plastic device that opens remarkably from a star to a large sphere. 11”

Massage Roll

A nubby rolling pin for skin.

My House: Language Activities of Daily Living

This program helps children and adults develop independence in their homes. They'll learn over 100 vocabulary items found in six different rooms: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and utility room.

Barbara Couse Adams, M.S.

My School: Language Activities of Daily Living

This is a great to prepare children for school experiences. You can choose from over 100 vocabulary items in 6 school settings: classroom, playground, cafeteria, library, music/art room, and hallway.

Barbara Couse Adams, M.S.

My Town: Language Activities of Daily Living

This program offers a motivating way to teach children and adults over 100 vocabulary items found in 6 community settings: doctor's office, dentist's office, restaurant, park, city neighborhood, and suburban neighborhood.

Barbara Couse Adams, M.S.

Shuffling Into Math With Games for Kindergarten to Grade 3: Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Vol. 1

This kit is divided into six sections with 108 games for counting, patterning, numeration, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Each game is presented with appropriate grade level (pre-K to Grade 3), specific math skills, number of players, rules, instructions, and variations to increase or decrease difficulty.

Joanne Currah, Jane Felling, Cheryl MacDonald

Sensory Roll

Knobble ball in a stable saddle shape – 16” diam. X 31”, 330 lbs. max.

Tactile Roller

Three rollers in a silky feeling wood which can be used on the body to create a lovely relaxing sensation.


When hung, they seem to grow as they spin. (x6)

UV Instant Sculpture

Create glowing shapes by pressing objects into plastic pegs.

UV Lantern

Two UV tubes give you the opportunity to have portable UV effects. Rechargable.

Vibrating Pillow

Corduroy foam filled pillow that vibrates when squeezed. Uses 2 D-cell batteries.

Lending Information

To borrow from the Autism Library call in your request to Karen Spadafora, educational consultant or the TAC secretary at 724-463-5300 x1240. Books may be kept for 4 weeks. They will be sent and returned through the ARIN Van Mail system.

Karen Spadafora
Educational Consultant
Sarah Altrogge