Autism Resources

Library Resources

Recommended Reading

Library Resources

Some of our recommended reading resources (below) are available through the public library.  If they do not have it you can always ask them to order it for the community.  

Also, here are links to online booksellers who have great autism resources:

AAPC Publishing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Parent Books 

Autism Awareness Centre

Smarty Pants Educational - 10% discount for Autism Ontario members.

Recommended Reading

Here are some books that we and parents of children with autism have found helpful.  If you would like to suggest books that can be added to this list, please let us know at

Disclaimer: It is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. Please note Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information.

Visual Supports for People with Autism, a book about WHAT AUTISM CAN BE LIKE

What did you say?  What do you mean?

When My Worries Get Too Big
Autism Solutions


Dinosaur Diego

Aspergers in Pink

The Curious Tale of the Dog in the Night Time

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Autism Transition Guide

Personal Hygiene?  What's That Got to Do with Me?

The IEP from A to Z

Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Other Developmental Issues

A Special Book About Me

Different Like Me - my book of autism heroes

Born on a Blue Day

Let Me Hear Your Voice

Taking Care of Myself

Autism-Asperger's & Sexuality

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Making Sense of Sex

Asperger's and Girls

Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About


All Cats Have Asperger's

Inside Asperger's Looking Out

My Brother is Autistic

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?

My Book Full of Feelings

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

You are a Social Detective

The Incredible 5-Point Scale

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

The Asperkid's Secret Book of Social Rules

Social Success Workbook for Teens

When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family's Journey From Denial to Acceptance by Dr. Alicia Hendley

Sexuality and Severe Autism:  A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities edited by Don Meyer and Emily Holl

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Davida Hartman

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger's Syndrome or Mild Autism by Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are, by Chris MacLeod MSW

Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum – A Kid’s Guide to Living With, Learning From, and Loving a Parent With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dual Diagnosis: Primary Care Toolkit (CAMH)

Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook

Positive Behavior Supports in Classrooms and Schools: Effective and Practical Strategies for Teachers and Other Service Providers 

 Systematic Instruction of Functional Skills for Students and Adults with Disabilities


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