One Mother's Reflections: Recent Reading About Autism

Many parents of children with disabilities tend to feel they are alone, but that is far from the truth. This article's author has spent decades reading autism literature available since her autistic child's birth. Here she shares with parents, teachers, and staff the progression of autism literature over time and titles of several useful books.

The following article is provided courtesy of The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC).

We are now confronted with an explosion of interest and writing about autism. In one recent one-month period, over 200 people in the Greater Boston region attended each of three different meetings on autism; since all three meetings featured the same keynote speaker, Dr. Barry Prizant, there was probably very little duplication of attendees. Not long ago members of the local chapter of Autism Society of America, sponsor of one of the meetings, were pleased if 50 people came to a meeting.

This issue of Early Childhood Bulletin has been prepared to assist parents and their professional partners serving on Interagency Coordinating Councils with a useful resource to disseminate to other parents and service providers and to suggest directions for further reading. More>> [PDF, 312KB]

One Mother's Reflections: Recent Reading About Autism. Ziegler, Martha. The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. ED/OSERS/OSEP. 1999. English. [PDF, 312KB].

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