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The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of A Thirteen-year-old Boy With Autism By Higashida, Naoki Book - 2013 616.85882 H634r 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Naoki Higashida shares what life is like inside his mind, inviting you to imagine what it would be like, for instance, if sounds and smells barraged your senses all at once,

The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project [a Novel] By Simsion, Graeme C. Book - 2013 FICTION SIMSION 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 163 on 26 copies

Annotation:This light and humorous story features Don Tillman, a scientist whose poor social skills, idiosyncrasies and literalness have led to a lonely life. He decides he needs a wife and designs an exacting (but to most eyes, absurd) questionnaire for prospective mates.

House Rules
House Rules A Novel By Picoult, Jodi Book - 2010 FICTION PICOULT 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Jacob Hunt is accused of murder, all of the hallmarks of his Asperger's syndrome begin to make him look guilty. Picoult takes her time developing her characters and offers deep insights into their thoughts, slowing down the story but painting a total picture of live with and around Asperger's.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time By Haddon, Mark Book - 2004 FICTION HADDON 2004 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 19 copies

Annotation:Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically-gifted, fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog. Told entirely from Christopher's point of view, this is the book that others dealing with the autism spectrum must measure up to.

Marcelo in the Real World
Marcelo in the Real World By Stork, Francisco X. Book - 2009 y STORK 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy with Asperger's Syndrome, is forced to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm. Getting close to a girl and discovering a breach of ethics further threaten his equilibrium.

Mozart and the Whale
Mozart and the Whale DVD - 2006 DVD Drama MOZART All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Donald, and Isabelle fall in love when Isabelle joins the autism support group Donald leads. The actors met with their real-life counterparts to prepare for this touching but realistic movie.

Emergence Labeled Autistic : A True Story By Grandin, Temple Book - 2005 616.85882 G753e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Temple Grandin, living with autism, is perhaps unique in her ability to describe how her mind works. Not only that, but she is well know for how she's turned her way of thinkingito personal advantage.

Animal Odd Couples
Animal Odd Couples DVD - 2013 DVD 591.5 ANIMAL Available in some locations

Annotation:Yes, this title belongs here. You can meet Temple Grandin, the author of Emergence (see above) and other books, in her role as an animal behavior expert.

Look Me in the Eye
Look Me in the Eye My Life With Asperger's By Robison, John Elder Book - 2007 616.85883 R666L 2007 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 5 copies

Annotation:By the time John Robison was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label "social deviant." He went on to design guitars for the band KISS, but really couldn't figure out why he still couldn't connect with other people--until he was diagnosed with Asperger's.

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Persons living with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism have become more prominent, and hopefully, accepted, in television and movies. A hot book this year, The Rosie Project, has been optioned for a movie. Want to know more about what makes this segment of our society tick? Try this selection of fiction, memoirs and movies. Karen S

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