This page contains a sampling of the many books and films that address autism. We’ve hand-picked several that share the Institute’s values of presuming competence, providing positive supports, and promoting inclusion in school and the community.
Some of these films and books provide background knowledge about autism, and others provide practical advice to improve your interactions with individuals on the spectrum. Still others–including some of our favorites–are written by individuals with autism and provide a window into their lived experience. Each section is split into films and books, and entries are listed in alphabetical order by title.
We at the Institute hope these suggestions provide optimism, encouragement, and perspective to help you on your autism journey. Enjoy!