NOTE: Some of these books will use terminology that is now seen as outdated, inappropriate or offensive (including person-first language and functioning labels).

Please remember that they were written at a point of time when these were the accepted terminology.

My favourite books about autism
by autistic authors

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome - Rudy Simone

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life - Cynthia Kim

Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World - Laura James

My favourite books about autism by non-autistic authors

Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! - Clay Morton & Gail Morton [kids book]

 

Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes - Jennifer Elder [kids book]

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity - Steve Silberman

The Princess and the Ruby An Autism Fairy Tale - Jewel Kats [kids book - a remake of 'The Princess and the Pea (which I was always convinced was about an autistic girl)]

My favourite fiction books with autistic characters

Please Don't Hug Me - Kay Kerr [autistic author; young adult fiction]

 

The Good Sister - Sally Hepworth

 

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion