Autism Society Acadiana's Library is located at our office

(3108 W.Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA)

Our members are welcome to check out books during office hours, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-2pm; and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm-5pm. Our lending period is one month with renewal for an additional month available by calling the office to extend your check out period.

If you are not a member of Autism Society, Acadiana, and wish to join our organization, there currently is no membership fee; however, you must live within the 8 parishes we serve: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion.  Contact the office to become a member of Autism Society, Acadiana, or download and print a membership form from our website located under the Get Involved tab.  You may return the form by fax, 337-235-4427, via email,, or by postal mail (see address in preceding paragraph).    

Thank you to all who have donated books and other materials to our Lending Library.  If you have books you wish to donate, please bring them to our office or mail to: Autism Society Acadiana, 3108 West Pinhook Road, Suite 101, Lafayette, LA  70508


      (updated 11/10/14)

*Please note that some book may not be available for check-out due to others who have recently checked them out*

Books - General Topics on Autism  

1,001 Tips for Parent of Autistic Girls, by Lyons

A Land We Can Share, by Kluth & Chandller-Olcott

A Miracle to Believe In, by Barry, Neil, & Kaufman

A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandinís Mother Tells the Family Story I, by Eustacia Cutler

An Empty Lap: One Coupleís Journey to Parenthood, by Jill Smolowe

Animals in Translation:  Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, by Temple Grandin and Catherin Johnson

Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People with Autism Spectrum, by Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane & Kassiane Sibley

Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, by Alan Yau

Autism-Aspergerís & Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond, by Jerry and Mary Newport

Autism Diagnosis What Now?, by Mrs. Winnifred Matilda Walcott

Autism: Handle with Care, by Gillinham - 2 copies

Autism: Now What, by Collins

Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC, by Mirenda & locano

Beyond the Autism Diagnosis:  A Professionalís Guide to Helping Families, by Marion O-Brien PhD and Julie Daggett PhD

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Sevant, by Tammet 2 copies

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs

Children with Autism: A Parents Guide, by Michael D. Powers

Daniel Isnít Talking, by Marti Leimbach

Diagnosing Jefferson, by Norm Ledgin, 2 copies

Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autim, by Kathleen Quil EdD and Kathleen Bracken MS

Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime  Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think, by Greenspan & Wilder, 2 copies

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughterís Life With Autism, by Clara Claiborne Park

Facing Autism, by Hamilton 2 copies

Freedom from Meltdowns, by Thompson

Growing up Different, by Elizabeth Baum

Keys to Parenting the Child with Autism, by Brill

Unraveling The Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Development Disorder, by Karyn Seroussi Laughing and Loving with Autism, by Wayne & Gilpin

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Familyís Triumph Over Autism, by Catherine Maurice

Louder than Words: A Motherís Journey in Healing Autism, by Jenny McCarthy 4 copies

Making Peace with Autism: One Familyís Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts, by Susan Senator

Mother Warriors, by Jenny McCarthy 2 copies

News From the Border:  A Motherís Memoir of Her Autistic Son, by Jane Taylor McDonnell

Now I See The Moon:  A Mother, A Son, A Miracle, by Elaine Hall with Elizabeth Kaye

Overcoming Autism: Finding Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Childís Life, by Lynn Kern Koegel PhD and Claire LaZebnik

Pervasive Development Disorders:  Finding a Diagnosis and Getting Help, by Mitzi Waltz

Precious Treasure, by Elizabeth Matthews

Reflections: Windows Into the World of Autism

Steps to Independence, by Baker & Brightman

Straight Talk on Autism, by Thompson

Targeting Autism, by Cohen

Testing and Your Child, by Virginia E. McCullough

Thatís My Child: Strategies for Parents of Children with Disabilities,by Capper

The ADHD Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment, by Diane M. Kennedy

The Autism Resource Book: Everything You Need to Know about Diagnosis, Treatments, Coping, and Healing, by Collins

The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Autistic Child, by Arena Martin Esq and Lynn Kern Koegel

The Heart of Autism, by Jennifer Abeles

The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child, by Clair Claiborn Park

The Special Needs Parent Handbook: Critical Strategies and Practical Advice to Help You Survive and Thrive, by Johnathan Singer 12 copies

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

The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders, by Bryan Siegel

Thereís a Boy In Here, by Barron & Barron

Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism, by Temple Grandin

Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum, by Theresa A. Cardon

Unwritten Responses Decoding Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

Without Reason:  A Family Copes With Two Generations of Autism, by Charles Hart

Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents & Caregivers


You will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories of Children with Disabilities, by Klein & Schure


Books on Aspergerís

60 Social Situations & Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More: Seeing the Big Picture, by Lisa Timms

Aspergerís and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models, by Norman Leigh Forward by Temple Grandin

Aspergers on the Job, by Rudy Simone

Asperger Syndrome and Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome, by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Asperger Syndrome and Your Child: A Parentís Guide, by Michael D. Powers & Janet Poland

Aspergerís Huh?:  A Childís Perspective, by Rosina G. Schnurr, PhD

Aspergerís Rule: How to Make Sense of School and Friends, by Blythe Grossberg

Being Different is Okay, by Elizabeth Blum, 4 copies

CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders by Angela Scarpa PhD and Susan Williams White PhD

Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Manage Anger, Tony Attwood 3 copies

Children with Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Aspergerís, Tourettes, Bipolar, and More!, by Martin L. Kutscher

Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Aspergers, by John elder Robinson

Loving the Tasmanian Devil: Reflections on Marriage and Asperger Syndrome, by Maureen McCarthy Bartlett

Mozart and the Whale: An Aspergerís Love Story, by Jeffery and Mary Newport

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Aspergerís Syndrome, by Lian Holliday Willey

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, and NLD, by Gutstein & Sheely

The Aspie Teenís Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Aspergerís Syndrome, by J.D. Kraus

The Complete Guide to Aspergerís Syndrome, by Tony Attwood

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism, by Jed Baker

Why Does Chris Do That?, by Tony Attwood



Books Ė Medical, Diet Interventions, etc.

Caní Eat, Wonít Eat: Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, by Brenda Legge

Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder 2nd Edition, by Jaquelym McCandless, MD

DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism, by Kathleen Ann Quill

Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions: The Practical Guide for Digestive Enzymes and Better Behavior, by Karen DeFelice

Just Take a Bite, by Lori Ernsperger

Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition Intervention for Healing our Children, by Julie Matthews

Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Successful Generalization in Natural Environments, by Christina Whalen

Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders, by Lisa Lewis, Ph.D

Special Diets for Special Kids Two: More Great Tasting Recipes & Tips for Implementing Special Diets to Aid In Treatment of Autism and Related Disorders, by Lisa Lewis PhD

Special-Needs Kids Eat Right: Strategies to Help Kids on the Autism Spectrum Focus, Learn, and Thrive, by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD 5 copies

Successful Diet Intervention for Autism and PDD: Gluten Free Casein Free

The ADD and ADHD Diet: A Comprehensive Look at Contributing Factors and Natural Treatments for Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity, by Bell & Peiper

The Calorie King Calorie Fat and Carbohydrate Counter

Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in Your Child, by Dr. Ken Gibson

Visual Strategies for Improving Communication, Volume 1: Practical Supports for School and HomeI,by Linda A Hodgdon

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Childrenís Vaccinations, by Stephanie Cave, MD 3 copies



Books for Children about Autism and Related Topics

A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend: A Kids Book on Making Friends with Ca Child Who Has Autism, by Joanna L. Keating-Valasco

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns, by Brenda Smith Myles & Jack Southwick

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heros, by Jennifer Elder

Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers and Sisters with Autism, by Fiona Bleach

Little Rainman, by Karen Simmons

Living with Aspergerís, by Lance Pelissier

My Autism Book:  A Childís Guide to Their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, by Gloria Dura-Vila and Tamar Levi

My Brother is Autistic, by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

My Friend with Autism, by Beverly Bishop

Some Kids have Autism, by Martha E. H. Rustard

Someone Special Just Like You, by Tricia Brown

Trevor Trevor, by Diane Twachtman-Cullen 2 Copies


Books on Transition and Adulthood

Autism and the Transition to Adulthood: Success Beyond the Classroom, by Schall, Smith, & Wehman 2 copies

Bridges to Adulthood for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Targeting Skills for the Next Enviornment, by Peter F. Gerhard, Ed.D

DifferentÖ.Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Aspergerís, and ADHD, by Temple Grandin

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Aspergerís Syndrome, by Jed Baker

Transition Assessment: Wise Practices for Quality Lives, by Sax & Thomas

Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction

Very Late Diagnosis of Aspergerís Syndrome/ASD: How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life, by Philip Wylie


 Books on Education, School Issues and Resources for Parents and Teachers

Ants in His Pants: Absurdities and Realities of Special Education, by Michael F. Giangreco

Apps for Autism: A Must-Have Resource for the Special Needs Community

Becoming an Effective Student: Personal Power: Succeeding in School, by Ruth Herman Wells

Cabins, Canoes, and Campfires: Guidelines for Establishing a Summer Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Jill Hudson

Comic Strip Conversations: Illustrated Interactions that Teach Conversation Skills to Students with Autism and Related Disorders, by Carol Gray

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education, by Kostelnik, Soderman, and Whiren

Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social Communication Intervention for Children with Autism, by Kathleen Ann Quill, 2 copies

Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum, by Emily Illand

Educating Children With Autism

Enabling Commuication In Children with Autism, by Carol Potter and Chris Whittaker

Essential ASL: The Fun, Fast, and Simple Way to Learn American Sign Language, by Martin L.A. Sternberg

Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Manage Anger, by Tony Attwood, 4 copies

Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavior to Manage Anxiety, by Tony Attwood, 3 copies

How Do I Teacher This Kid, by Kimberly A. Hentry

Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals, by Siegel

Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Aspergerís Syndrome, by Rebecca A. Moyes

Just Give Him the Whale, by Kluth & Schwarz

Methods that Work, by Otter & Richard-Amatto

Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention, by Robert E. Owens Jr

School Success for Kids with High-Functioning Autism, by Rich Weinfeld and Stephan Silverman PhD

So You Want to Be a Special Education Teacher? by Jim Yerman

Teaching Activities for Autistic Children, by Schopler, Lansing, and Waters

Teaching Exceptional Children 2 Copies

Teaching Spontaneous Speech Communication to Autistic and Developmentally Handicapped Children, by Watson, Lord, Schaffer, and Schopler

The ABCís of Parent Involvement in Education: Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Success

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS): An Assessment, Curriculum Guide, and Skills Tracking System for Children with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities, by James W. Partington & Mark L. Sundberg

The Bully, The Bullied, and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders, by Esther Williams

The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Under-standing Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses, by Buron and Curtis

The Joy of Signing, by Riekehof

The Official Autism 101 Manual, by Karen L.Simmons

The Paraporfessonals Guide to the Inclusive Classroom, by Doyal

The Paraprofessionals Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms, by Causton-Theoharis

The Read-Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease

The Signed English Dictionary for Preschool and Elementary Levels

Youíre Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, by Kluth

Smart Moves:  Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, by Carla Hannaford, PhD

Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives, by Barbara D. Bateman and Cynthia M. Herr



Books  on Sensory Issues, Behavior Issues and Therapies

101 Ways to Do ABA!:  Practical and Amusing Positive Behavioral Tips for Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis in Your Home, Classroom, and in the Community, by Tameika Meadows

A Buffet of Sensory Interventions: Solutions for Middle and High School Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, by Susan L Culp MS, OTR/L

A Parentís Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism: Providing Information and Resources for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, from National Autism Center

A Work In Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Cirriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism, by Ron Leaf and John McEachin

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration, by Carol Stock Kranowitz and Lynn Balzer-Martin

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents, by Jane Koomar and Carol Kranowitz

Behavioral Issues in Autism, Schopler & Mesibov

Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD, and Aspergerís: Using Artistic Creativity to Reach, Teach, and Touch Our Children, by Janet Tubbs

National Standards Project Ė findings and Conclusions Addressing the Need for Evidence-Based Practice Guideline for Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior, by Jed Baker PhD

Sensational Kids:  Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR

Sensory Smarts: A Book for Kids with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorders Struggling with Sensory Integration Problems, by Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr. with Christian P. Chara

Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies, by Linda Hodgon

Son-Rise The Miracle Continues, by Barry, Neil, & Kaufman

The Autism Discussion Page on Anxiety, Behavior, School, and Parenting Strategies: A Toolbox for Helping Children with Autism Feel Safe, Accepted, and Competent, by Bill Nason

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranovitz 4 copies

The Parentís Guide to In-Home ABA Programs, by Elle Olivia Johnson

The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book:  Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask, by Tara Delaney


Books Ė Other Topics

A Double Battle, by Tracy West

Awesome Jokes, by Charles Keller

Avrams Gift, by Margie Blumberg

Belly Laughs, by Jenny McCarthy

Babysitters: Little Sister #13, by Ann M. Martin

Cowboy & Wills: A Love Story, by Monica Holloway

First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers, by George Shea

Human Body: Explore the World of the Human Body-From Tiny Cells to Amazing Athletic Feats

Knotís in My Yo-Yo String, by Jerry Spinelli

Learn From the Great Teacher

Men Should Come with Instruction Books, by Cathy Guisewite

Motherís Are Forever, by Mary Carlisle Beasley

My Life in a Picture Book, by Anne Sibley OíBrien 3 copies

Party Crashers, by Tracy West

Prarie Fire, by Susan McCloskey 3 copies

One Generation at a Time: Biography of a Cajun and Creole Music Festival, by Barry Jean Ancelet and Phillip Gould, 10 Copies

Short for Estrellita, Lillian Rose 4 Copies

The Airplane Diaries, by Marilyn Fournet Adams, 2 copies

The Astronautsi, by Dinah L. Moche

A Taste of Chicken Soup for the Christian Womanís Soul, by Canfiel, Hansen, Aubery, Mithcell, and Thieman

Twelve Tips to Resolving Stress In Your Marriage, by Jimmy Evans


Other Disabilities

The ADD Answer: How to Help Your Child Cope Now, by Fran Lawlis

Attention Deficit DisorderÖthe factsÖthe fablesÖthe hope for your family, by Theresa Lamson

Babies With Down Syndrome: A New Parentís Guide, by Karen Stray-Gundersen

Mental Retardation: A Parents Guide, by Romanyne Smith

Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child, by Robert Frank, PhD with Kathryn E. Livingston


Cassette Tapes

Special Children/Special Solutions


CDs - Music

Music: Missing Pieces, Mark Leland, 5 copies



Autism Education Lecture, 2 copies

Autism Societyís 42nd National Conference: Conference Recordings July 2011

Building the Legacy:  17 Training Modules on IDEA

Education (IEPs):  Wrights Law: Special Education Law & Advocacy Training

Difficult Conversations

Picture This: Version 3.0 (photos for making PECS etc)

Picture This:  Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules Edition 

Practical Parenting

Your Money:  Frustration or Freedom

WrightLaw:  Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Series



Autism/Asperger's Digest

 Autism Spectrum Quarterly



 A Motherís Courage:  Talking Back to Autism

 Autism Conference 2007 Ė 9 DVDs

 Autism Games 4 Socialization

 Autism Is A World, CNN

 Autism: The Hidden Epidemic?

 Autism: The Musical

 Exploring Feelings

 Little Pilgrims Letís Go To The Restaurant

 Parental Vision 2007-2008:  "AutismĒ Putting the Pieces Together, Show #1, 3 copies

 Parental Vision 2007-2008:  "AutismĒ, Part 1 & Part 2, 2 copies

 Recovered:  Journey Through The Autism Spectrum and Back

 Social Thinking Across The Home & School Day

 Talk to Me:  A Documentary Film About Children with Autism

 Temple Grandin, 3 copies

 The Puberty Video for Boys with Aspergerís Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

 Through the Eyes of Autism, 2 copies

 Too Sane for This World, by Temple Grandin, 2 copies

 Wretches & Jabberers






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