NOTE: Some of these books will use terminology that is now seen as outdated, inappropriate or offensive (including person-first language and functioning labels).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