Library Donations Made on Behalf of our Families

Each year we endeavor to add more books to the South Central, Southwest and Arrowhead Library Systems so that anyone of any financial means who is seeking information about autism spectrum disorders has easier access to those materials in our service area.

To request any of these resources, please contact your local library.

To recommend a book or DVD, please contact us.

2016 Donations

Madison (South Central System)

Books

  • A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Adolescents and Young Adults, Kari Dunn Buron
  • Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities, Terri Couwenhoven
  • Esto es el Sindrome de Asperger (Spanish Edition), Elisa Gagnon, Brenda Smith Myles, and Sachi Tahara
  • Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison, Ido Kedar
  • Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism, Liane Kupferberg Carter
  • Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult, Judy Endow
  • Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own, Succeed at Work, Start a Relationship, Stay Safe, and Enjoy Life as an Adult on the Autism Spectrum, Lynn Soraya
  • Love Is Not Enough: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism, Madness, and Hope, Jenny Lexhed and Jennifer Hawkins
  • Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent’s and Carer’s Guide, Nicola Lonie
  • Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome), Brenda Dater
  • Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special Ed, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
  • Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed, Tyler McNamer
  • Raising Brandon: Creating a Path to Independence for Your Adult “Kid” with Autism & Special Needs, Amalia Starr
  • The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults With Disabilities, Don Meyer, Emily Holl

Arrowhead System (Milton)

Books

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger’s, Rebecca Landa, Mary Beth Marsden, Nancy Burrows and Amy Newmark
  • Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-teen and Teenage Years, Shana Nichols, Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum
  • Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs: A Book for Sibs, Donald Meyer and Patricia R. Vadasy
  • Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life, Cynthia Kim
  • The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults, Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa L. Trautma and Ronda L. Schelvan
  • The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults,  Temple Grandin and Debra Moore
  • Yours Truly, Tommy: A Child’s Perspective on Autism (Spanish and English version), Beth Baus

DVD

  • Wretches and Jabberers

Southwest System (Fennimore)

Books

  • Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers, John Elder Robison
  • Parenting Without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum, Brenda Dater
  • Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life, Liane Holliday Willey
  • The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed, Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
  • The Don’t Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids With Asperger’s, Sharon Fuentes and Neil McNerney
  • The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism, Kristine Barnett
  • Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism, Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

DVD

  • Wretches and Jabberers

2015 Donations

The 2015 contributions came from generous donations from the Kadane Foundation and the Menke Family, in honor of their grandson, Jacob Trotter.

Beloit (Arrowhead System)

Books

      • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Chantal Sicile-Kira
      • Ethan’s Story: My Life With Autism, Ethan Rice
      • Everybody is Different, Fiona Bleach
      • Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon
      • In My Mind, Adonya Wong
      • Keisha’s Doors, Marvie Ellis
      • Sometimes My Brother, Angie Healy
      • Tacos, Anyone? Marvie Ellis
      • The Asperger’s Parent, Jeffrey Cohen
      • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, Brenda Myles, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield (3 Copies)
      • When My Worries Get Too Big, Karl Dunn Buron

Video: Wretches and Jabberers (DVD)

Fennimore (Southwest System)

Books

      • A Full Life With Autism, Chantal Sicile-Kira
      • Ian’s Walk, Laurie Lears
      • I See Things Differently, Pat Thomas
      • Social Rules for Kids, Susan Diamond
      • Songs of the Gorilla Nation, Dawn Prince-Hughes
      • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, Brenda Myles, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield (2 Copies)
      • The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
      • Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum, Teresa Cardon

Video: Wretches and Jabberers (DVD)

Lodi (South Central System)

Donated by the Menke Family, in honor of their grandson, Jacob Trotter.

Books

      • A Friend Like Simon, Kate Gaynor
      • A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend, Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
      • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee, Mary Thompson
      • Looking After Louis, Lesly Ely
      • My Friend Has Autism, Amanda Doering Tourville
      • Since We’re Friends, Celeste Shally
      • Understanding Sam, Clarabelle van Nickerk and Liezl Venter
      • Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?, Jennifer Veenendall

Additional Materials for the Lodi Collection

Books

      • Arnie and His School Tools, Jennifer Veenendall
      • My Brother Charlie, Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
      • My Brother is Autistic, Jennifer Moore Mallinos
      • Some Kids Have Autism, Martha E.H. Rustad
      • The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo, Josie Santomauro
      • The Autism Acceptance Book, Ellen Sabin
      • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment,
      • Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield

Video: Temple Grandin (DVD)

Madison (South Central System)

Books

      • Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence, Liane Holliday Willey, editor
      • Ido in Autismland, Ido Kedar
      • Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn, Judy Endow
        Rules, Cynthia Lord
      • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment,
        Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow, and Malcolm Mayfield

Video: Wretches and Jabberers (DVD)

South Central System (Other)

Books

      • Autism and Me: Sibling Stories, Ouisie Shapiro
      • Don’t Call Me Special, Pat Thomas
      • Flip the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills, Sheri Wilkens and Carol Burmeister
      • Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nancy Mucklow
      • Leah’s Voice, Loria DeMonia
      • The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome, Jeannie Uhlenkamp
      • The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow and Malcolm Mayfield (2 Copies)
      • Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed, Jeannie Davide-Rivera

2014 Donations

Clinton (Arrowhead System)

      • Engaging Autism. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
      • Ido in Autismland. Ido Kedar
      • My Autism Book. Gloria Dura-Vila and Tamar Levi
      • Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome. Brenda Boyd
      • Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Dawn Prince-Hughes
      • The Boy Who Loved Windows. Particia Stacey
      • The Reason I Jump. Naoki Higashida
      • Unfolding the Tent: Advocating for Your One-of-a-Kind Child. Anne Addison

Beloit (Arrowhead System)

      • Arnie and His School Tools. Jennifer Veenendall
      • Asperger’s Rules: How to Make Sense of School and Friends. Blythe Grossberg
      • Autism: A New Understanding. Gail Gillingham
      • Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Stephen Shore, editor.
      • Everybody is Different. Fiona Bleach
      • Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nancy Mucklow
      • Mi Hermano Tiene Autismo. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
      • Mirame los Ojos. Melanie Fowler
      • The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education
      • Classroom. Cheryl Jorgensen, Michael McSheehan, and Rae Sonnenmeier

Portage (South Central System)

      • Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work. Katrin Bentley
      • Born on the Wrong Planet. Erika Hammerschmidt
      • I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice. Elizabeth Bonker and Virginia Breen
      • Milan and Jack: An Autism Friendship Story. Anouk van der Riet
      • The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules. Jennifer Cook O’Toole
      • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon
      • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband. David Finch
      • The New Social Story Book. Carol Gray
      • The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (and Their Parents). Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve.
      • Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Davida Hartman.

Madison (South Central System)

Books

      • Asperger Sunset. Carol Shay Hornung
      • Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management. Nick Dubin
      • Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence. Liane Holliday Willey, Editor
      • Asperger’s on the Job. Rudy Simone
      • Learning to Listen. Herbert Lovett
      • Making Lemonade. Judy Endow
      • My Friend has Autism. Amanda Doering Tourville
      • My Strange and Terrible Malady. Catherine Bristow
      • Opening Doors, Opening Lives. Jennifer Greening
      • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to young Children with Autism. Mary Jane Weiss and Sandra Harris
      • See Us Smart! Charlene Brandl
      • Speechless. Rosemary Crossley
      • The Jumbled Jigsaw. Donna Williams

DVDs

      • My Classic Life as an Artist: A portrait of Larry Bissonnette
      • Temple Grandin
      • The United States of Autism

Prairie du Chien (Southwest System)

Books

      • Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Chantal Sicile-Kira
      • Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work. Katrin Bentley
      • Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success. Jennifer Veenendall
      • Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure For People on the Autism Spectrum. Steven Shore, editor
      • Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A guide to Successful Stress Management. Nick Dubin
      • Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between. Liane Holliday Willey, Editor
      • Asperger’s on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High functioning Autism, and their Employers. Rudy Simone
      • Asperger’s Rules! How to Make Sense of School and Friends. Blythe Grossberg
      • Autism: A new Understanding. Gail Gillingham
      • Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
      • Engaging Autism: Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think with the DIR Floortime Approach. Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
      • Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism. Fiona Bleech
      • I Am in Here: The Journal of a Child with Autism Who cannot Speak But Finds Her Voice. Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen
      • Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison. Ido Kedar
      • Making Lemonade: Hints for Autism’s Helpers. Judy Endow
      • Milan and Jack: An Autism Friendship Story. Anouk vanderRiet and Annamaria Willmsfloet
      • My Autism Book: A Child’s Guide to Their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. Gloria Dura-Vila and Tamar Levi
      • Paid for the Privilege. Dan Reed
      • Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies. Brenda Boyd
      • Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Davida Hartman
      • Sibling Stories. Lynn Stern Feiges and Mary Jane Weiss.
      • Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Dawn Prince-Hughes
      • Speechless: Facilitating Communication for People Without Voices. Rosemary Crossley
      • The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome. Jennifer Cook O’Toole
      • The Beyond Access Model: Promoting Membership, Participation, and Learning for Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom. Cheryl Jorgenson, Michael McSheehan, and Rae Sonnenmeier
      • The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism. Patricia Stacey
      • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Mark Haddon
      • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to be a Better Husband. David Finch
      • The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism. Carol Gray and Tony Attwood
      • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism. Naoki Higashida
      • The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Disorders (And Their Parents) Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve.
      • Your Life is Not a Label. Jerry Newport

DVDs

      • Loving Lampposts
      • Temple Grandin
      • The United States of Autism

2013 Donations

A = Arrowhead SC = South Central (Poynette) SW = Southwest

For Children and Adolescents:

      • A is for Autism, F is for Friend by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco (SC)
      • Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome? by Jude Welton (SW)
      • Esto es el Sindrome de Asperger by Elisa Gagnon and Brenda Myles (A)
      • Everybody is Different by Fiona Bleach (A)
      • Kaleidoscope Kid by Elaine Marie Larson (SW)
      • Pedro’s Whale by Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz (A)
      • Sundays with Matthew by Matthew Lancelle and Jeanette Lesada (SC)

General Interest:

      • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and rising Children with Autism or Asperger’s by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk (SC)
      • Alone Together by Katrin Bentley (SC)
      • Asperger Syndrome – Practical Strategies for the Classroom/ A Teacher’s Guide by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council (SC)
      • Asperger’s Answer Book , The by Susan Ashley (SC)
      • Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments by Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick (A)
      • Autism: Sensory-Movement Differences and Diversity by Martha Leary and Anne Donnellan (SC)
      • Brief Guide to Autism Treatments. A by Elizabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky Spritz (SC)
      • Carly’s Voice by Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann (SC) (SW)
      • Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome , The by Tony Attwood (SW)
      • Developing Talents by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy (SW)
      • El Sindrome de Asperger by Departamento de Educacion del Ayuntamiento de Leicester (A)
      • Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism, A by Ann Palmer (SW)
      • Get Out, Explore, and Have Fun! by Lisa Jo Rudy (SC)
      • Getting to Grips With Asperger Syndrome by Carol Hagland (SC)
      • It’s About Me! by Brice and Cathy Alvord (SC)
      • Mom’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome, The by Jan Johnston-Tyler (A)
      • More Than Little Professors by Lisa Barrett Mann, ed. (SW)
      • New Social Story Book, The by Carol Gray (SC)
      • No More Meltdowns by Jed Baker (SC)
      • Other Half of Asperger Syndrome, The by Maxine Aston (SW)
      • Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, The by Carol Stock Kranowitz (SC)
      • Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn by Judy Endow (SC)
      • Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske (A)
      • Real People, Regular Lives by Sally Young (SC)
      • Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome by Ann Palmer (SW)
      • SEE US SMART! by Charlene Brandl (SC)
      • Sharing Our Wisdom by Gail Gillingham and Sandra McClennen (A) (SC) (SW)
      • Something Different About Dad by Kirsti Evans (SW)
      • “Stranger” Among Us, A by Lisa Ackerson Lieberman (SC)
      • Way I See It, The by Temple Grandin (A)
      • Your Special Grandchild by Josie Santomauro (SC)

DVDs

      • Autism: The Musical (SC)
      • Refrigerator Mothers (SC)

2012 Donations

South Central

      • The Power of Words (DVD)
      • Sharing Our Wisdom
      • Asperger Syndrome and Long Term Relationships
      • Giggle Time: Establishing the Social Connection

De Forest

      • Wretches and Jabberers (DVD)
      • The Uncharted Path: My Journey with Late-Diagnosed Autism

Madison (Goodman)

      • El Manual del Autismo: Información Fácil de Asimilar, Visión y Perspectivas
      • Casos de un Maestro de Educación Especial
      • Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo de la A a la Z

Middleton

      • Aspergirls
      • Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel

Monroe

      • More Than Words
      • Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?

New Glarus

      • Paper Words
      • See Us Smart!

Portage

      • From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms
      • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

Reedsburg

      • The Asperger Parent
      • We Thought You’d Never Ask

Stoughton

      • Just Give Him the Whale
      • My Best Friend Will

Southwest Wisconsin

Darlington

      • Aspergers… What Does it Mean to Me?
      • Sharing Our Wisdom

Dodgeville

      • Aspergers on the Job
      • Loving Lampposts (DVD)

Platteville

      • The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism
      • Preparing for Life

Prairie Du Chien

      • My Mouth is a Volcano
      • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Richland Center

      • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s
      • All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Arrowhead

      • Arnie and His School Tools
      • Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome/li>

Edgerton

      • Play to Talk: A Practical Guide to Help Your Late-Talking Child Join the Conversation
      • See Us Smart!

Evansville

      • Crossing the Bridge (VHS)
      • Thinking in Pictures

Janesville

    • The Out-of-Sync Child
    • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun