Our Libraries have many books which may help you or your family support people on the autism spectrum. These books which have been chosen and recommended by professionals.
- Martian in the playground: Understanding the schoolchild with Asperger's Syndrome
- The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
- The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome
- Understanding autism : the essential guide for parents
- Autism: I See Things Differently
- Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies
- Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
- The Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!
- The Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!
- What’s Happening to Ellie? : A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions
- Autism and Preparing for Adulthood
- Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
- The Independent Woman’s Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum
- Helping Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome Get and Stay Hired
- Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions: An Introduction and Guide
- Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
- The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome
- Getting to Grips with Asperger Syndrome
- Asperger’s Syndrome: the Essential Guide
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide
- The Autistic Spectrum: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
- The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
- Been There. Done That. Try This: An Aspie’s Guide to Life on Earth
- It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions
- The Incredible 5-Point Scale
- What to Feed an Asperger
- Autism: Exploring the Benefits of a Gluten and Casein Free Diet: A Practical Guide for Families and Professionals
- The Reason I Jump
- Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable
- Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
- Do Lemons Have Feathers?: More to Autism than Meets the Eye
- The Obsessive Joy of Autism
- Switched On: My Journey from Asperger’s to Emotional Awakening
How libraries can help
There are a range of resources available in libraries to help support people with autism:
- a picture journey to show you what to expect when visiting the library for the first time
- visual tours of the library
- library floor plans
Autism friendly meeting rooms are available at the Dorchester Library and Learning Centre and Gillingham Library. Talk to library staff to book.
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