What We’re Reading for National Autism Awareness Month

6 books to help understand the intricacies of this cognitive disorder.

April is National Autism Awareness Month, which was started by the Autism Society nearly a quarter century ago to promote awareness, inclusion, and acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands of people facing an autism diagnosis each year. For people who love books, reading about autism and Asperger syndrome—as told from multiple perspectives—can offer enlightening insight and understanding. These six titles—both fiction and non—will teach readers more about the intricacies of this developmental disorder.

 


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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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