Further Reading


Boroson, B. (2011). “Impact.” A touching essay describing a social worker’s desperate efforts to keep her professional and personal worlds from colliding.

Crawford, L.K. (2006). “Holland Schmolland.” A poignantly witty response to “Welcome to Holland,” presenting parenting a child on the autism spectrum as much more fraught than an unexpected vacation in Holland.

Gerould, L. (1996). “Balancing the Tray.” An essay describing the challenges students on the spectrum face trying to maintain balance throughout the day, despite the many cumulative factors that threaten their equanimity.

Kingsley, E.P. (1987). “Welcome to Holland.”  (All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author.) An optimistic essay that presents parenting a child on the autism spectrum as a different journey than we may have expected, but still one filled with unexpected pleasures.

Rzucidlo, S.F. (2008). “Welcome To Beirut.” Another response to “Welcome to Holland.” This one, as its name implies, compares parenting a child on the autism spectrum to living in a war zone.

Books and Articles

Attwood, T. (2008). The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. Jessica Kingsley.

Baker, J. (2001). The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism. Future Horizons.

Baron-Cohen, S. (1995). “Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind.” The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.

Blanco, J. (2008). Please Stop Laughing at Us . . .: One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying. BenBella Books.

Bollick, T. (2009). “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Teaching Concepts, Principles, and Higher-Order Thinking.” Autism Spectrum Quarterly, Summer, 24-27.

Boroson, Barbara. (2017). Building Bridges Across the Autism Spectrum. Educational Leadership Magazine. ASCD.

Boroson, Barbara. (2017). Inclusive Education: Lessons from History. Educational Leadership Magazine. ASCD.

Boroson, Barbara. (2016). Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom, 2nd Edition: How to Reach and Teach Students With ASD. Scholastic.

Boroson, Barbara. (2013) Autism Spectrum Meets Common Core… Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Autism Notebook Magazine, Aug.-Sept.

Ernsperger, L. (2003). “Developing proactive strategies for managing problem behaviors.” In The Best of Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine (Vol. 1). Future Horizons.

Frith, U. (2003). Autism: Explaining the Enigma, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

Grandin, T. (1992). “An Inside View of Autism.” In E. Schopler & G. B. Mesibov (Eds.), High-Functioning Individuals with Autism. Plenum.

Grandin, T. (2008). The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s. Future Horizons.

Gray, C. (2000). The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, and their Peers. Future Horizons.

Greenspan, S. I. & Wieder, S. (2006). Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think (A Merloyd Lawrence Book). Perseus.

Grigorenko, E. L., Klin, A., & Volkmar, F. (2003). “Hyperlexia: disability or superability?” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 44(8), 1079–91.

Gutstein, S. E. & Sheely, R. K. (2002). Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Jessica Kingsley.

Heaton, P., Williams, K., Cummins, O., & Happé, F. (2008). “Autism and Pitch Processing Splinter Skills.” Autism, 12(2), 203–219.

Howlin, P. & Asgharian, A. (1999). “The Diagnosis of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: Findings from a Survey of 770 Families.” Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 41, 834–839.

Kranowitz, C. S. (2005). The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition. Perigee.

Koegel, R. L. & Koegel, L. K. (2006). Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism: Communication, Social, & Academic Development. Brookes.

Kluth, P. (2003). You’re Going to Love This Kid! Brookes.

Kübler-Ross, Elizabeth. (1997). On Death and Dying (Scribner Classics).

Kuder, S. J. (2007). Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disabilities (3rd Edition). Pearson Education.

Koomar, J., Kranowitz C., Szklut S., Balzer-Martin, L., Haber, E., Sava, D.I. (2001). Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents. Future Horizons.

Kutscher, M. L. (2004). ADHD Book: Living Right Now! Neurology Press.

Lavoie, R. (2005). It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. Simon & Schuster.

Mandell, D. S., Novak, M. M. & Zubritsky, C. D. (2005). “Factors Associated with Age of Diagnosis Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Pediatrics. 116, 1480–1486.

Mehrabian, A. (1980).Silent Messages: Implicit Communication of Emotions and Attitudes. Wadsworth Publishing.

Miller, L. J. (2006.) Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Putnam.

Molloy, C. A., Manning-Courtney, P. (2003). “Prevalence of Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Autism. 7(2) 165–171.

Nazeer, K. (2006). Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism. Bloomsbury.

Norris, J. A. & Hoffman, P. R. (1990). “Language Intervention within Naturalistic Environments.” Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Vol. 21, 72–84.

Notbohm, E. (2005). Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew. Future Horizons.

Pinantoan, A. (2012). Learning Difficulties: What Can Technology Do for Disabled Learners. InformEd.

Polimeni, M. A., Richdale, A. L., & Francis, A. J. (2005). “A Survey of Sleep Problems in Autism: Asperger’s Disorder and Typically Developing Children.” Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49(4), 260-268.

Robison, J. E. (2007). Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s. Crown.

Saulny, S. (2009, February 25). “Students Stand When Called Upon, and When Not.” The New York Times, p. A1.

Schlieder, M. (2007). With Open Arms: Creating School Communities of Support for Kids with Social Challenges Using Circle of Friends, Extracurricular Activities, and Learning Teams. Autism Asperger Publishing.

Sundberg, M. L. (2008). VB-MAPP: Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program, Full Set. AVB Press.

Tammet, D. (2007). Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant. Free Press.

Thompson, S.J., Morse, A.B., Sharpe, M., & Hall, S. (2005). Accommodations manual: how to select, administer, and evaluate use of accommodations for instruction and assessment of students with disabilities, Second Edition. Washington, D.C.: The Council of Chief State School Officers.

White, Randall. (2005). “Autism First-Hand: An Expert Interview with Temple Grandin, Ph.D.” Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health, 10(1).

Winner, M.G. Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills to students with High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD.