Autism Awareness Month



April is Autism Awareness Month! What better time to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder? Here is a selection of fiction and non-fiction books which touch on the perspectives of people with autism or their family members. Consider picking one of these up for your next book club read:

Fiction books:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon: This New York Times Best seller tells the story of a man with autism who investigates the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog.
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult: This is a story about Jacob Hunt, a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. Although he’s hopeless when it comes to reading social cues or expressing his thoughts and ideas, he has a knack for forensic analysis. He keeps tabs on crimes and tells local cops what to do.

Nonfiction books:

For more book ideas, visit https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/books-about-autism.