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Books for Kids

  • Andy and his Yellow Frisbee
    Author:  M. Thompson
    (Bethesda:  Woodbine House Inc., 1996)

  • Asperger’s Huh?  A Child’s Perspective
    Author:  R. Schnurr and J. Strachan
    (Canada:  Anisor Publishing, 1999)

  • Blue Bottle Mystery:  An Asperger’s Adventure
    Author:  K.  Hoopmann
    (Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001)

  • Captain Tommy
    Author:  A. B. Messner
    (Stratham:  Potential Unlimited Publishing, 1996)

  • Ian’s Walk:  A Story about Autism
    Author:  L. Lears
    (Morton Grove:  Albert Whitman & Company, 1998)

  • Joey and Sam
    Author:  I. Katz and E. Ritvo
    (Northridge:  Real Life Storybooks, 1993)

  • Little Rainman:  Through the Eyes of a Child
    Author:  K. L. Simmons
    (USA:  Future Horizons Inc., 1996)

  • Mori’s Story:  A Book about a Boy with Autism  (Meeting the Challenge)
    Author:  Z. Gartenberg
    (Minneapolis:  Lerner Publications, 1998)

  • Of Mice and Aliens:  An Asperger’s Adventure
    Author:  K. Hoopmann
    (Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001)

  • This is Asperger’s Syndrome
    Author:  B. Smith Myles and E. Gagnon
    (Shawnee Mission:  AAPC, 1999)

  • When My Autism Gets Too Big:  A Relaxation Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Author:  K. Dunn Buron
    (Shawnee Mission:  AAPC, 2003)

*Note to Parents: The books listed here are available through the book lending library. For more information please contact reception on 416-322-7877 ext. 0.

Videos for Kids

The following list highlights some informational videos for kids with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

DISCLAIMER: We provide suggestions for videos for information only. The views and opinions of the following videos are not necessarily those of the Geneva Centre for Autism.

Autism: Being Friends
(1/2” VHS, 9 minutes, 1991, Indiana Resource Center for Autism)
This video was produced specifically for kids.  It portrays the abilities of children with autism and describes ways in which peers can help the child to be a part of the everyday world.

Just Call Him Matthew!
(1/2” VHS, 25 minutes, 1991, Learning Through Entertainment, Inc.)
This video features several kids who have siblings with disabilities, including autism.  They voice their fears, hopes, joys and sadness and share their experiences.

Meet My Brother
(1/2” VHS, 9 minutes, 2003, Autism  Ontario)
This video was produced to help kids understand Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The information in this video is discussed at a child’s level.

Straight Talk about Autism With Parents and Kids: Childhood Issues
(1/2” VHS, 41 minutes, 1999, Special Kids)
This video was produced to help kids understand Autism Spectrum Disorders.  The information in this video is discussed at a child’s level.

*Note to Parents: The videos listed here are available through the Video Lending Library. For more information please contact reception on 416-322-7877 ext. 0.

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