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1. **"The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism"** by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, and KA Yoshida
   - This book offers a unique perspective on autism from a 13-year-old boy's point of view, providing insight into how individuals with autism experience the world.

2. **"Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism"** by Barry M. Prizant
   - Dr. Barry M. Prizant, an expert in the field, presents a compassionate and humanistic approach to understanding autism. He explores how behaviors that are often seen as signs of autism can actually be meaningful responses to the challenges of living in an overwhelming world.

3. **"Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity"** by Steve Silberman
   - This book delves into the history of autism, from its discovery to modern understanding. It also explores the concept of neurodiversity, advocating for acceptance and appreciation of neurological differences.

4. **"The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be"** by Martha Herbert and Karen Weintraub
   - Dr. Martha Herbert, a neurologist and autism researcher, provides a comprehensive guide to understanding autism and offers practical strategies for improving health and well-being for individuals with autism.

5. **"Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World"** by Raun K. Kaufman
   - Raun K. Kaufman, who recovered from severe autism as a child, shares his family's method for helping children with autism reach their full potential. This book offers hope and practical advice for parents.

6. **"Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition"** by Ellen Notbohm
   - This book provides insights into the perspectives of children with autism and offers practical tips for understanding and supporting them in various situations.

7. **"The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder"** by Carol Stock Kranowitz
   - While not specifically about autism, this book is highly recommended for parents of children with sensory processing issues often associated with autism. It offers practical advice and strategies for managing sensory challenges.

8. **"Autism Spectrum Disorder (revised): The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism"** by Chantal Sicile-Kira
   - This comprehensive guide covers various aspects of autism, including diagnosis, treatments, therapies, education, and advocacy. It provides essential information for parents navigating the world of autism.

These books offer a range of perspectives and advice for parents of children with autism, from personal narratives to practical strategies. It's always recommended to consult with healthcare professionals and educators for personalized guidance and support.

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