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Autism Acceptance Month

By MPL Staff on Apr 11, 2022 12:01 AM

“Different, not less.” Dr. Temple Grandin, Scientist and Autism Advocate.

One in 54 American children are diagnosed with autism. The range and severity of symptoms vary widely, and each individual’s experience is unique. Chances are you know someone on the spectrum. Take some time this April to learn a little more about autism through books selected by Milwaukee Public Library librarians.

You can also learn more from the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (ASSEW) at 414-988-1260. The ASSEW offers resources and guidance for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. These resources include, but are not limited to:

  • New to Autism Workshop designed for parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with autism.
    • Nuevo en el autismo también se presenta en español y es un programa comunitario gratis. Para más información acerca de este taller o para registrarse, contacte a Daysi Jiménez en 414-988-1273 o Daysi@assew.org
  • New to Autism Kit containing Wisconsin-specific information on accessing services, fact sheets, and more.
  • Comprehensive Resource Directory of service providers for autism spectrum disorder, local resources, and related services.

Please consult your child's pediatrician immediately with any concerns regarding your child's development.

Reading Recommendations

Could It Be Autism?: A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps by Nancy Wiseman

The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child by Nancy Wiseman

101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism: The Most Crucial Things You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vaccinations, Babysitters, Treatment, Food, Self-care, and More by Tony Lyons (EBook)

101 Tips for the Parents of Boys with Autism: The Most Crucial Things You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vaccinations, Babysitters, Treatment, Food, Self-care, and More by Ken Siri (Ebook)

Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum by Temple Grandin 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Alan Rosenblatt 

Thriving With Autism: 90 Activities to Encourage Your Child's Communication, Engagement, and Play by Katie Cook 

Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life by Susan Senator 

The Social Survival Guide for Teens on the Autism Spectrum : How to Make Friends and Navigate Your Emotions by Lindsey Sterling 

Diez Cosas que todo Niño con Autismo Desearía que Supieras by Ellen Notbohm 

Autismo: Guía para Padres y Profesionales by Matias Cadaveira 

¿Autismo ...?: una guía sencilla para entender a tu hijo by Estrella Rubilar Araya 

 



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