A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What are YOUR favorite ASD books?

Yesterday I gave an update on our New Deal with all the new supplements we're trying out on Little Bird. Ashley left a comment: This makes me want to take a new diagnosis parent's class on the available biomed options. Anyone have books to recommend?

My favorite ASD book is the first one I read after Little Bird's diagnosis:
Overcoming Autism by Lynn Kern Koegel

My favorite biomedical book is (obviously):
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics by Dr. Kenneth Bock
My friend Susan and I refer to this book as our bible. Dr. Bock really knows his stuff. At least I hope he does since I'm putting my kid in his care!!!

Now I'm gonna put this out there to all of you... What are your favorite Autism/Biomedical books?  Please leave a comment here with your answer, or over on my Facebook Page.

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Jessica said...

Children with Starving Brains by Jacqueline McCandless is my favorite intro to biomed book. Great topic!

Cara said...

I'm going to look into those. I just read Special Needs Kids Go Pharm Free and liked that one. I like Gut and Psychology Syndrome too- it cleared up most of the 'why this kid?' questions I had.

Ashley said...

Yay! I'm so excited to get some resources!! Thanks, Dani!!!

Jen said...

I really liked Children with High Functioning Autism by Claire Hughes-Lynch. It was SO nice to read a book written by someone with a child on the spectrum and get ideas from her. I felt like I was reading about Katie a lot, too! I have the Bock book, but lent it to a friend...haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

MommyToTwoBoys said...

I don't have much in the way of BioMed, but I do have some great ones for just general ASD knowledge. I love Ellen Notbohm's "Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew." Short, simple, but a great reminder of what it's like to be our kids. And a reminder for me to be patient!

And "Look Me In The Eye" by John Elder Robinson. He writes about his experience growing up on the spectrum. Once again, a great look into the mind of someone like our kids.

Heather said...

My very first book I even read was Karyn Seroussi's Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and PDD- it's still one of my favorites.

Also love Dr. Bock's book and Children with Starving Brains by Jacqueline McCandless.

Jenny McCarthy's book, Healing and Preventing Autism, had some good info plus some laughs- which we all need.

Cheryl D. said...

I haven't read Lynn Koegel's book, but we have consulted with her on my daughter's case! She's an amazing woman who has done some revolutionary work with combining play-based approaches with ABA!

Love her!

Lynn said...

Hey those are my two favorites...for reals! Overcoming Autism was the first book that I read and I still quote. And you know I loves me some Doc Bock.

Autism Mom Rising said...

Yasko: Pathways to Recovery

Children With Starving Brains.

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and PDD by Karen Serrousi
(convinced me to try the GFCF Diet and it was the best decision I ever made...for both of us!)

Dani G said...

These are great titles!!

Dani G said...

I really appreciate everyone's input- except for Lynn's since clearly she's just trying to be like me.

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