Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 1 Fall 2014 - Page 48

1 d W hether you are new to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a seasoned veteran to autism’s challenges, the sheer volume of new information on the subject can be overwhelming. Books are a good place for stored information that you can keep on-hand and reference if necessary. Your learning can be enhanced and personalized by highlighting, taking notes and marking pages along the way. If you have not already begun your autism bookshelf, start slowly. Choose just a few books at a time. Before purchasing, browse through the book to see if the information is relevant to you and written in such a way that you will enjoy the reading and learning experience. If you are still unsure and do not know where to begin, these wellrounded suggestions are the perfect start to your autism library and great add-ons to an existing one. Want Karen, our voracious reader, to review a book? Email zoomautism@gmail.com with “Books” in the subject line. 48 Zoom Autism Through Many Lenses The Autistic Brain, Thinking across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1st edition (April 30, 2013) One of the most well-known voices in the autism community is Dr. Temple Grandin. An autistic herself, she shares from her own experiences while informing the reader of remarkable new scientific discoveries that aid in understanding the true spectrum of autism. In this book, Dr. Grandin takes us on “a tour” of her autistic brain, sharing directly from her experiences and insights as well as from a scientific point of view that the discoveries and data of her many brain scans have provided. She addresses longoverlooked sensory issues linking brain science to behavior in a smooth and entertaining way that are easy for the layperson to understand. She helps to make sense of the complexities of autism for all of us.