Lending Library

Lending Library

Any member can access our entire library consisting of hundreds of well-known titles at:

AutismUp Lending Library

To borrow a book:

  1. Visit AutismUp, located at the Golisano Autism Center, 50 Science Parkway, Rochester, NY 14620. Peruse our bookshelves, then fill out the book check-out sheet in the Family Navigator office.
  2. Contact a Family Navigator at 585-248-9011 or navigator@autismup.org to arrange to borrow a book!
  • Books are due back in three weeks.
  • Have a book to donate? Great! Drop them off at AutismUp (located at the Golisano Autism Center) anytime!
  • Questions? Contact Kelly Conlon at kconlon@autismup.org

Suggested Reading

Understanding Autism

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wish You Knew by Ellen Nothbom • The Boy Who Loved Windows by Patricia Stacey • Engaging Autism by Stanley Greenspan • The Sensory Sensitive Child by Karen A. Smith and Karen R. Gouze • Solving the Relationship Puzzle by Steven E. Gutstein • The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s by Temple Grandin, PhD • Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and Marc Thomas

Books About Asperger’s Syndrome

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann • Asperger’s Huh? A Child’s Perspective by Rosina G. Schnurr, PhD • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

Books for Siblings

All About My Brother by Sarah Peralta • Rules by Cynthia Lord • The Sibling Slam Book: What it’s Really Like to Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs by Don Meyer • Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism by Fiona Bleach • Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Ouisie Shapiro and Steven Vote

Behavioral Support

The Explosive Child by Dr. Ross Greene • Lost At School by Dr. Ross Greene • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD • A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism by Beth Fouse and Maria Wheeler

Health, Sexuality, and Family Issues

Life Skills Activities for Special Children by D. Manix • It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie H. Harris and M. Emberley • Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Care Curriculum for Young People with Autism by Mary Wrobel • What’s the Big Secret? Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys by Marc Brown

Special Education Law and Advocacy Issues

From Emotions to Advocacy by Peter & Pamela Wright • How to Compromise with Your School District without Compromising Your Child by Gary Mayerson

Books for the Classroom

The Autism Acceptance Book by Ellen Sabin • Comic Strip Conversations by Carol Gray • A Work in Progress by Ron Leaf, John McEachin, and Jaisom D. Harsh • More than Words by Fern Sussman • My Best Friend Will by Jamie Lowell & Tara Tuchel • The Social Skills Picture Book by Jed Baker You’re Going to Love This Kid! by Paula Kluth • Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally and David Harrington • My Friend with Autism: A Coloring Book for Peers and Siblings by Beverly Bishop • Taking Autism to School by Andreanna Edwards and Tom Dineen • A Is for Autism F Is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco • When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

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