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Autism Book Recommendations: An Ongoing Masterlist

Updated: Jun 21


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Note: * means I’ve read the book.


Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew about Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity

by Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (Author), Emily Paige Ballou (Editor), Sharon daVanport (Editor)


Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Brain Differences

by Thomas Armstrong


*Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women

by Sarah Bargiela


Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism

by Elizabeth Bartmess, Autistic Self Advocacy Network


Late Bloomer: How an Autism Diagnosis Changed My Life

by Clem Bastow


All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

by Lydia X.Z. Brown, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, E. Ashkenazy


The Autism Relationships Handbook: How to Thrive in Friendships, Dating, and Love

by Joe Biel, Faith G. Harper


Strong Female Character

by Fern Brady


Autism, Inc.: The Autism Industrial Complex

by Alicia A. Broderick


All Tangled Up in Autism and Chronic Illness: A Guide to Navigating Multiple Conditions

by Charli Clement


Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism

by Barb Cook, Michelle Garnett with Lisa Morgan (Contributor)


Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman

by Laura Kate Dale


We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation

by Eric Garcia


The # actuallyautistic Guide To Advocacy Step-By-Step Advice On How To Ally And Speak Up With Autistic People And The Autism Community

by Jenna Gensic, Jennifer Brunton


Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

by Temple Grandin


Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Diarmuid Heffernan


The Neurodiverse Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Managing and Working with Neurodivergent Employees, Clients and Customers

by Victoria Honeybourne


Stim: An Autistic Anthology

by Lizzie Huxley-Jones


Safeguarding Autistic Girls: Strategies for Professionals

by Carly Jones


I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults

by Cynthia Kim


Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

by Cynthia Kim


*I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder: A Memoir

by Sarah Kurchak


Letters to My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism

by Joanne Limburg


*Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum

by Meredith R. Maroney, Eva A. Mendes with Wenn B. Lawson (Contributor)


The Electricity of Every Living Thing

by Katherine May


Unmasked: The Ultimate Guide to ADHD, Autism and Neurodivergence

by Ellie Middleton


The Neurodiversity Reader: Exploring Concepts, Lived Experience and Implications for Practice

by Damian Milton


*What to Say Next: Successful Communication in Work, Life, and Love — With Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Sarah and Larry Nannery


Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism

by Kamran Nazeer


Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn’t Designed for You

by Jenara Nerenberg


Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum

by Jennifer Cook O’Toole


How to Be Autistic

by Charlotte Amelia Poe


The Secret Life of a Black Aspie: A Memoir

by Anand Prahlad


Friendship Love Autism: Communication Challenges and the Autism Diagnosis that Gave Us a New Life Together

by Andrew Preston, Michelle Preston


Unlearning Shame: How We Can Reject Self-Blame Culture and Reclaim Our Power

by Devon Price


*Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity

by Devon Price


Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

by Rudy Simone


*The Autism Friendly Guide to Self Employment

by Robyn Steward


But you don’t look autistic at all

by Bianca Toeps


Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome

by Liane Holliday Willey


The Autism-Friendly Cookbook

by Lydia Wilkins


 

This list will be continuously updated. If you’ve read a book about Autistic Adults or Women with Autism that is missing from this list leave a comment below, send an email, or message me on social media and I’d be happy to take your recommendation into consideration.


If you’d like to follow along then you can follow me on TikTok @noto.lux and/or on Storygraph @notolux.

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