Special Education Parental Advisory Council

Autism Spectrum

WPS and Weston SEPAC Presentations and Resources

In April, 2015, the Weston Public Library featured a central display of books and other resources. The reference team also prepared a list of selected books.

On April 7th, 2015, Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome), spoke at the Field School.  Brenda is also the Director of Child and Teen Services at AANE where she teaches workshops, facilitates support groups and provides consultations for families and professionals.  Brenda’s book is available at the Weston Public Library.


Selected Books for Parents:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism – Chantal Sicile-Kira
  • 41 Things to Know About Autism  Chantal Sicile-Kira
  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy With Autism – Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell
  • The Parent’s Guide to In-Home ABA Programs: Frequently Asked Questions About Applied Behavior Analysis for Your Child With Autism –  Elle Olivia Johnson
  • The Spark: A Mother’s Journey of Nurturing Genius – Kristine Barnett
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know – Alan I. Rosenblatt, Paul S. Carbone
  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Autism: Expert, Reassuring Advice to Help Your Child at Home, at School, and at Play –  Adelle Jameson Tilton
  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum – Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew:  Updated and Expanded Edition – Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk

Selected Books for Children and Teens:

  • Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food: (And Other Life Lessons) – Jodi Carmichael (elementary school)
  • Asperger’s Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends – Blythe Grossberg (middle school)
  • Rules – Cynthia Lord (upper elementary/middle school)
  • Autism, The Invisible Cord – A Sibling’s Diary – Barbara Cain (middle school)
  • The Autism Acceptance Book:  Being a Friend to Someone With Autism – Ellen Sabin (elementary school)