The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

The remarkable Temple Grandin—college professor, bestselling author, and well-known autistic adult—has written a new book detailing the latest in autism research. With co-author Richard Panek, she discusses recent breakthroughs in autism research and weaves it into her personal experiences living with autism. This is a phenomenally interesting book for anyone interested in learning more about autism, its symptoms and hallmarks, and its possible causes and treatments.

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

This fascinating and somewhat odd book was written by nonverbal autistic 13-year-old Naoki Higashida, and was recently made available in English by the author of Cloud Atlas, who is the father of an autistic child. It has won numerous accolades and been called “remarkable” and “eye-opening.” Higashida gives us front row seat into his autistic mind and life, which is a rare treat for readers.