Non-fiction literature

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A list of non-fiction about autism and autistic people. This list is not maintained super intensively and mostly features works accidentally found while researching fictional portrayals of autism.

Please note that some of these contain offensive, outdated, or blatantly false information. Inclusion on this list does not equal endorsement.

Year Title Author(s) Notes
1967 The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child Clara Claiborne Park Parent account
1986 Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin Autobiography
1992 Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic Girl Donna Williams Autobiography
1995 Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism Temple Grandin Autobiography
2001 Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism Clara Claiborne Park Parent account
2002 Van een andere planeet; autisme van binnen uit (From Another Planet: Autism from Within) Dominique Dumortier Autobiography
2006 Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism (ISBN 978-1-582-34619-9) Kamran Nazeer Anthology
2007 Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism (ISBN 978-0-525-95011-0) Jenny McCarthy Parent account
2007 Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption Ralph James Savarese Parent account
2007 The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism Naoki Higashida Autobiography
2008 Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds Jenny McCarthy Parent account
2009 Healing and Preventing Autism (ISBN 978-0-525-95103-2) Jenny McCarthy Parent account
2009 Parallel Play Tim Page Autobiography
2012 Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger's Jo Case Parent account
2012 Dear Miss Landau James Christie Autobiography
2012 Syngja (Sing) Lars Amund Vaage Parent account
2012 i am intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey through Autism Peyton Goddard Autobiography
2013 Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy Susan Spencer-Wendel Parent account
2015 Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism Naoki Higashida Autobiography
2016 In a Different Key: The Story of Autism John Donvan, Caren Zucker History of autism
2017 To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of a Machine Judith Newman Parent account
2017 Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World Laura James Autobiography
2017 Successful to Burnt Out: Experiences of Women on the Autism Spectrum Karletta Abianac Anthology
2018 Op mijn manier: (over)leven met autisme Dominique Dumortier Autobiography
2019 Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman Laura Kate Dale Autobiography
2021 Label Me: My Journey Towards an Autism Diagnosis Francesca Baird Autobiography