BOOK RECOMENDATIONS

Often as a parent of a child with special needs, we can feel alone and don’t know where to look for help. We start googling and aren’t sure that what we see is going to work out for our family's needs. The RCS PAC continually collects and shares resources that have helped us. Here are some resources which we have found helpful in advocating for our children. We hope they make this sometimes daunting task a little less chaotic for you too.

ADULT:

Wrightslaw : All about IEPs –by Sandra Webb O'Connor and Pamela Darr Wright

 

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition –by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright

 

Wrightslaw : The Special Education Survival Guide: from Emotions to Advocacy –by Pam Wright & Pete Wright

 

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism –by Temple Grandin

 

Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism) –by Barry M. Prizant

STUDENT:

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism – by Ellen Sabin 

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cby Sonia Sotomayor  

My Brother Sammy – by Becky Edwards

It’s Okay to be Different – by Todd Parr

All Children Have Different Eyes – by Edie A. Glaser 

All My Stripes (A Story for Children With Autism) -  by Shaina Rudolph

A Friend Like Simon: A Friend Like Simon (Special Stories Series) – by Kate Gaynot

Thank You, Mr. Falker Hardcover – by Patricia Polacco  

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin – by Julia Finley Mosca and Daniel Rieley

Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! - by Clay Morton, Gail Morton 

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship – by Jessica Kensky

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism – by Naoki Higashida

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism – by Naoki Higashida

Look Me in the Eye - by John Elder Robison

Rules (Scholastic Gold) Paperback – by Cynthia Lord

Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism - by Ron Suskind

My Brother Otto - An Autism Awareness Book - by Meg Raby

Be a Friend -     by Salina Yoon

We’re All Wonders -  by R. J. Palacio

How to Build a Hug - by Amy Guglielmo

Ella Bella Just Can’t Tell Ya - by Hallie Sherman

My Brother Charlie - By Holly Robinson Peete

Arnie and his school tools – by Jennifer Veenendall

How Katie Got a Voice: (and a cool new nickname) - by Patricia Mervine 

Views from our Shoes - by Donald Joseph Meyer and Cary Pillo

My Friend Isabelle - by Eliza Woloson

Meeting Mimi – by Francie Dolan