What are some good reads on Asperger's?
June 6, 2012 6:46 PM   Subscribe

What are the best books to read about Asperger's?

I'm also interested in other types of media, but I'm assuming books are where I'll find the most information.
posted by nostrich to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Are you looking for the most and best information, or for the best-written, most pleasurable reads?
posted by box at 6:49 PM on June 6, 2012

Robison, Look Me in the Eye.
posted by Mr. Justice at 7:14 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome is definitely NOT a general-interest read, but it has some good insights.
posted by dmd at 7:22 PM on June 6, 2012

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood. I can give you more specific recommendations if you let us know if you're a parent, teacher, or Autistic person.
posted by Daily Alice at 7:37 PM on June 6, 2012

Look my in the Eye is unique since the author did not know he had Aspergers for most of his life. Also, his family really failed him which caused even more problems. He was the older brother in Running with Scissors if you've read that.

I'm reading Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers now. Written by a 13 yr old boy. It has some good insights and reminders that everyone has unique challenges and talents.

Morning edition on NPR had a great segment in the last week about recent studies in autism. I think the interviewed test subject has aspergers, and learning more about his long association with research was fascinating.
posted by saffry at 7:39 PM on June 6, 2012

Check your memail nostrich.
posted by unliteral at 10:42 PM on June 6, 2012

Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
posted by Aliera at 8:19 AM on June 7, 2012

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is a good, entertaining read also [not facts and definition- it's a novel].
posted by the twistinside at 6:06 PM on June 7, 2012

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