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Kathryn Erskine's Research Resources for MOCKINGBIRD




TEN THINGS EVERY CHILD WITH AUTISM WISHES YOU KNEW, Ellen Notbohm
ASPERGER SYNDROME AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, Susan Thompson Moore
ASPERGER SYNDROME AND ADOLESCENCE, Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon
ADOLESCENTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM, Chantal Sicile-Kara
TEACHING YOUR CHILD THE LANGUAGE OF SOCIAL SUCCESS, Duke, Nowicki, and Martin
THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING UNSTATED RULES IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS, Myles, Trautman and Schelvan
SOCIAL STORIES -- any type
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, Tony Attwood
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, Tony Attwood
LOOK ME IN THE EYE: MY LIFE WITH ASPERGER’S, John Elder Robison
THINKING IN PICTURES AND OTHER REPORTS FROM MY LIFE WITH AUTISM, Temple Grandin
EMERGENCE: LABELED AUTISTIC, Temple Grandin
THE WAY I SEE IT: A PERSONAL LOOK AT AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S, Temple Grandin
Check your local library for more books on the autism spectrum.
Websites
Commonwealth Autism Service, http://www.autismva.org/ (This is a Virginia-based site but other states, and countries, have their own.)
National Institutes of Health, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
Autism Society of America, http://www.autism-society.org/
Unlocking Autism, http://www.unlockingautism.org
Centers for Disease Control Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ahttp://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
Googling “autism” or “asperger’s” will retrieve a variety of sites and articles.
Other Research

There are many seminars and workshops you can attend (check for links in the above websites). You can interview experts in the field. For example, I spoke with teachers who interact daily with students on the autism spectrum. Some of them read parts of my manuscript. You can also talk with people who have Asperger’s, and their families, for more information that might help you. I did that while writing MOCKINGBIRD, but I can’t share their names because that’s a violation of their privacy. If you decide to do this, you will make your own very wonderful friends.