Further Reading

Parenting and Family Issues

Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills
Alan T. Sohn & Cathy Grayson
In this helpful handbook, two experts explain their groundbreaking Cognitive Social Integration Therapy (CSIT), which offers practical and individualized solutions for teaching an Asperger child practical skills.

The Everything Parents Guide to Children with Autism: Know What to Expect, Find the Help You Need, and Get through the Day
Adelle Jameson Tilton
A guide to help parents find the information and support they need as they struggle with conflicting emotions and overwhelming medical information. The author, a mother of an autistic child and an active participant in the autism community, speaks directly to parents about what they can expect after diagnosis, the range of treatments and therapies available, and where to go for both medical and emotional advice.

The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family
Judy Karasik
This brother-sister team has created a compassionate account of life, covering five decades, with their autistic brother, David. They combine their talents, interspersing prose chapters with comics chapters to offer a heartwarming memoir of a family dealing with this devastating issue.

Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
Valerie Paradiz
This expressive and deeply felt memoir explores how the diagnosis of the author's son, Elijah, with Asperger's Syndrome changed their lives.

Helping Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Families
Stephanie Lockshin
Written by experts from the Institute for Child Development, a leading autism research center, this workbook teaches parents how to improve their children's functioning at home and increase their social function and independence while emphasizing the importance of taking care of the family as a whole.