Books and things I recommend

Below is a list of books, then some products, that I recommend. Just so you know… I’m an affilate with Amazon, so if you click on the links below and buy them through Amazon, I get “a little somethin'” from your order. 🙂


A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. A boy on the spectrum tries to solve a mystery.

The Speed of Dark A futuristic book that asks, What if an an adult with autism had the chance to change his brain to “normal”?

Summer of Light: A Novel An iron worker dad loses his job, then becomes a stay at home dad to three boys, including one with possible sensory integration dysfunction. Light-hearted, fun read.

Asperger’s and Self Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models by Norm Ledgin, Marsha M. Ledgin, and  Temple Grandin.

Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger’s Love Story by Jerry and Mary Newport
Autism – Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond by Jerry and Mary Newport


The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond by Donna Goldberg.  My oldest kid wanted me to be sure and include this one.  This has not only helped him organize for school, but it has also helped me organize my home office!

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide This book helped me transform IEP meetings from an adversarial games into  team efforts.

Family life:
Coloring Outside Autism’s Lines: 50+ Activities, Adventures, and Celebrations for Families with Children with Autism by Susan Walton

Empowered Autism Parenting: Celebrating (and Defending) Your Child’s Place in the World By William Stillman

“>The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz.  I could have put this book in education, but it fits both places.  It has a good explanation of sensory processing disorder, and gives fun family / school activities to help.

Reflections from a Different Journey : What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew by Stanley Klein

Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin’s Mother Tells the Family Story by Eustacia Cutler

By Temple Grandin:

Faith based books:
Autism and the God Connection by William Stillman

Autism and Your Church by Barbara J. Newman

His Name Is Joel: Searching for God in a Son’s Disability by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc

Autism & Alleluias by Kathleen Deyer Boluc

Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability

Special Needs, Special Ministry for Children’s Ministry, Group Publishing

Products to lighten the load:
My electric kettle

My coffee press

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