Autism Books, Films & TV

Autism Books, Films & TV

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Books, Films & TV Shows About Autism

Countless books have been written on autism as well as many films and documentaries produced over the years.
Listed below are just a few of them for you to check out.

Everyone’s opinions and preferences are different, so keep an open mind, and hopefully you’ll find something here to inspire you.
For example: many people adore the 1988 film Rain Man and many people dislike it.
Few realise it’s a story about three autistic men – brothers Raymond and Charlie Babbitt and their father Sanford.
Like I said, keep an open mind, there’s often more going on in these type of films than you might think.

 

Films

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1969 – Change of Habit

1969 – Run Wild Run Free

1979 – Being There

1986 – The Boy Who Could Fly

1988 – Rain Man

1989 – The Wizard

1990 – Backstreet Dreams

1991 – Little Man Tate

1993 – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

1994 – Nell

1998 – Mercury Rising

1998 – Little Voice

1999 – Molly

2004 – Miracle Run

2004 – Killer Diller

2005 – Mozart and the Whale

2006 – Snow Cake

2007 – Her Name is Sabine

2007 – Ben X

2008 – Autism: The Musical

2008 – The Black Balloon

2009 – Adam

2010 – Dear John

2010 – Temple Grandin

2010 – My Name is Khan

2011 – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

2017 – Keep the Change

2018 – Please Stand By

 

 

TV Shows

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Sherlock

The Big Bang Theory

Touch

Criminal Minds

The A Word

The Good Doctor

Atypical

 

 

Books

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The Ringmaster’s Tale: Autism, Asperger’s, Anarchy!

Helen Wallace-Iles

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The Asperkids Series

Jennifer  O’Toole

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10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm

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Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Rudy Simone

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Asperger’s Syndrome & High Achievement

Ioan James

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Asperger’s and Self Esteem

Insight & Hope Through Famous Role Models

Temple Grandin and Norm Ledgin

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Thinking in Pictures

Temple Grandin

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Pretending to be Normal

Liane Holliday Willie

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Martian in the Playground

Clare Sainsbury

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 Nobody Nowhere

Donna Williams

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Through the Eyes of Aliens

Jasmine Lee O’Neill

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REFERENCE BOOKS:

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Tony Attwood

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The Autistic Spectrum:

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lorna Wing

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 An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Kenneth J. Aitken

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Autism, Brain, and Environment

Richard Lathe

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Further Reading:

JESSICA KINGSLEY

(One of the largest publishers

of books about the autism spectrum)

 

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