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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.




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

2014 – The Imitation Game

2016 – The Accountant

2017 – Keep the Change

2018 – Please Stand By



TV Shows



The Big Bang Theory


Criminal Minds

The A Word

The Good Doctor





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

Helen Wallace-Iles


The Asperkids Series

Jennifer  O’Toole


10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm



Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Rudy Simone


Asperger’s Syndrome & High Achievement

Ioan James


Asperger’s and Self Esteem

Insight & Hope Through Famous Role Models

Temple Grandin and Norm Ledgin


Thinking in Pictures

Temple Grandin


Pretending to be Normal

Liane Holliday Willie


Martian in the Playground

Clare Sainsbury


 Nobody Nowhere

Donna Williams


Through the Eyes of Aliens

Jasmine Lee O’Neill



The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Tony Attwood


The Autistic Spectrum:

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Lorna Wing


 An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Kenneth J. Aitken


Autism, Brain, and Environment

Richard Lathe


Further Reading:


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