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Around the world, buildings have displayed blue lights in honor of Autism Awareness Month. See pictures of the light displays, visit online resources, and check out books from the library to learn more.

Visit these websites of non-profit and advocacy groups for more information:

Light It Up Blue

Autism Speaks

National Autism Resource and Information Center - Autism NOW

Autism Society


Books at BCLS - check them out with your library card!

Biographies and Autobiographies

Finding Lina : a mother's journey from autism to hope
Hjalmarsson, Helena
B Hjalmarsson

The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism
Higashida, Naoki
B Higashida

Carly's voice : breaking through autism
Fleischmann, Arthur
B Fleischmann

Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's
Robison, John Elder
B Robison

Guides and Advice

The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum
Grandin, Temple
616.858 Gra

A full life with autism : from learning to forming relationships to achieving independence
Sicile-Kira, Chantal
616.85882 Sic

The survival guide for kids with autism spectrum disorders (and their parents)
Verdick, Elizabeth

Autism all-stars : how we use our autism and Asperger traits to shine in life
Santomauro, J.
616.85883 Aut

The autism revolution : whole-body strategies for making life all it can be
Herbert, Martha R.
616.858 Her

Fictional Works Featuring Autistic/Autism Spectrum Characters

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Haddon, Mark
F Haddon

House Rules : a novel
Picoult, Jodi
F Piccoult

Love Anthony : a novel
Genova, Lisa
F Genova

Anything But Typical
Baskin, Nora Raleigh
JF Baskin

Erskine, Kathryn
JF Erskine

Lord, Cynthia
JF Lord

Roy, Jennifer Rozines
TF Roy


Autism Asperger's Digest


Aut-erobics. Autism movement therapy : empowering your child through music & movement
Sanborn, Chris
DVD 618.92 Aut

Understanding brothers and sisters on the autism spectrum
Coulter, Dan
DVD 649.154 Und

Autism, the musical
Chiles, Perrin
DVD 616.85 Aut

A mother's courage : talking back to autism
Winslet, Kate
DVD 616.85882 Mot