26 books — 2 voters
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Aspergers, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
Women of Colour Aspergers' Group Book Club
YA Novels with Special Needs Characters
97 books — 118 voters
Autism & Aspergers
31 books — 45 voters
Best Fiction with Characters Having Autism
75 books — 105 voters
“ Can you tell me what it means to waive your rights?" I hold my breath as Jacob hesitates. And then slowly, beautifully, the right fist he's been banging against the wooden railing unfurls and is raised over his head, moving back and forth like a metronome. ...more ”
“ I rolled back onto the lawn and pressed my forehead to the ground again and made the noise that Father calls groaning. I make this noise when there is too much information coming into my head from the outside world. It is like when you are upset and you hold the radio against your ear and you tune it halfway between two stations so that all you get is white noise and then you turn the volume right up so that this is all can hear and then you know you are safe because you cannot hear anything els ...more ”
[close] Members of wrongplanet.net, #wrongplanet, or anyone interested in autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Feel free to add books pertaining to autism to the bookshelf, but please keep viewpoints in mind (i'd rather not see jenny mccarthy)
24 members, last active 11 years ago
The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award was initiated in 2000 to recognize authors, illustrat…more
[close] The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award was initiated in 2000 to recognize authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that appropriately portray individuals with developmental disabilities. The award is a collaborative work by members of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Special Needs Project (a distributor of books related to disability issues). Every even year, an award is presented to an author and illustrator (if appropriate) of a children's picture book, an intermediate, and/or a young adult book that includes appropriate portrayals of individuals with developmental disabilities. The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award is making an impact toward the general public’s recognition of the positive societal contributions of individuals with developmental disabilities, greater understanding and acceptance of teachers and school-aged peers of students with developmental disabilities, and encouragement of authors and illustrators to publish quality literature including characters with developmental disabilities.
6 members, last active 3 years ago
[close] A group for the NT partners or parents or siblings of people with Asperger's Syndrome or on the Autism Spectrum. Just a place to vent, share encouraging stories and jokes and support each other.
8 members, last active 8 years ago
For all people in the Aspen Middle School Bookclub. Join this private group and we can talk abou…more
[close] For all people in the Aspen Middle School Bookclub. Join this private group and we can talk about what we are reading and the book that we are currently reading in book club
7 members, last active 9 years ago
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