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Autism literature: What's in your library?

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Only a decade ago it was difficult to find literature about autism but not so any more. Most libraries today house at least a few books containing autism research and some personal stories too. How do you know what you should be reading? It depends on what you are looking for. For recommendations broken down by parenting, research, treatment, education, personal accounts, and more, visit the website: Autism Book Recommendations.

Strange Son by Portia Iverson, founder of Cure Autism Now, is a mother's story about her learning process when fronted with the realization that her young son had autism. Written in a way in which the reader feels a strong connection with the family, Iverson describes her emotional and educional experiences along with the creation of her organization, Cure Autism Now, which "is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientists committed to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education and outreach." This true story explains autism in a way that does not require the reader to understand medical jargon while still being informative and discusses the trials and triumphs that the Iverson family experienced during the course of the narration.

Flip through the list of recommended books on autism and then settle in for a nice read. Happy reading and happy learning!

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