Currently there is much being written about individuals who live with autism. Denver Public Library has many resources. In Colorado there are many organizations ready and able to assist.
Adult Nonfiction Books
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin shares both her experiences and new discoveries in the field of autism.
- The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida; translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
A thirteen-year-old with autism explains what life is like for him.
- Next Stop: A Son with Autism Grows Up by Glen Finland
A candid look at how a twenty-one-year-old with autism and his family prepares for more independence.
- Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination, and Self-care by Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts
Simple and practical ideas to help young children with autism live well.
- Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm
Describes ten characteristics that illuminate the experience of children with autism.
Children Nonfiction Books
- How to be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl Text and Illustrations by Florida Frenz
A fifteen-year-old who has autism explains how to negotiate the maze of social cues and how to make friends and more.
- Asperger’s Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends by Blythe Grossberg
How to negotiate social life while living with Asperger.
- The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and their Parents) by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve
A guide to understanding autism spectrum disorders and practical solutions to daily challenges.
- Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery
Biography of Temple Grandin.
This storytime is designed specifically for children with special needs and their families. We will sing, read, dance, and socialize. Sensory Storytime takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month. To register please call the 720-865-1306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Resources in Colorado
Parents Encouraging Parents Conferences Conferences for parents of children with special needs aimed at providing support and knowledge of resources to best assist their children. (303) 866-6694
Parent to Parent of Colorado Provides support to parents of children with disabilities and health needs. 1-877-472-7201
Peak Parent Center Training, information and technical assistance to parents with children birth to twenty-six-years-old with disabilities. 1-800-284-0251
Autism Society of Colorado Aim is to improve the lives of all affected by autism. (720) 214-0794
Databases Available at Denver Public Library
(Available with a Library Card)
Consumer Health Complete – General health/medical database with information on autism.
Health & Wellness Center – General health/medical database with information on autism.
MedlinePlus – General health information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.