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Books for Teens

The following list highlights some helpful books for teens with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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


  • Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
    By: Luke Jackson
    (Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998)

  • The Mind Tree
    Author:  T. Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
    (New York:  Arcade Publishing, 2003)

  • Relaxation:  A Comprehensive Manual for Adults, Children and Children with Special Needs
    Author:  J. Cautela and J. Groden
    (Champaign:  Research Press Company, 1978)

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

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

  • Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism
    By: Temple Grandin
    (New York:  Doubleday Canada Ltd., 1995)

  • I’m Not Naughty – I’m Autistic
    Author:  J. Shaw
    (Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002)

  • Nobody Nowhere
    Author:  D. Williams
    (Great Britain:  Doubleday Canada Ltd., 1992)

  • Somebody Somewhere
    Author:  D. Williams
    (Toronto:  Doubleday Canada Ltd., 1994)

  • There’s a Boy in Here:  Emerging from the Bonds of Autism
    Author:  J. & S. Barron
    (New York:  Simon & Schuster Inc., 1992)

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
    Author:  M. Haddon
    (Canada:  Doubleday Canada Ltd., 2002)