ISBN: 0375413189 (hardcover, 336 pages); ISBN: 0007122284 (hardcover, Harper Collins, 2004); ISBN: 0385721277 (paperback, 336 pages, Anchor, 2005); ISBN: 1594150672 (large print paperback, 530 pages, Walker Large Print, 2005); ISBN: 0060594381 (abridged audio CD, Harper Audio, 2004); ISBN: 0060587040 (abridged audio cassette, Harper Audio, 2004). A.: Autistic Children's Association of South Australia, 1969). [autism,proceedings] Dibs in Search of Self (Ballantine, 1964).
[autism,account] The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A Guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome (London: The National Autistic Society, 2001). Also available in UK: 1993, published by the National Autistic Society. The author is associated with Play Therapy and wrote a book on the subject.
Also: the fiction books listed because they have an autistic or autistic-like character are also labelled autism. ISBN: 0415055660 (paperback, 144 pages, Routledge, 1991); ISBN: 0415055652 (hardcover, 140 pages, Tavistock, 1992). : Creative Ideas During the School Years (Adams Publications, 1995). Contains practical suggestions for teaching children with autism contributed by teachers and parents. Live company: psychoanalytic psychotherapy with autistic, borderline, deprived, and abused children (London: Tavistock/Routledge, 1992). Subjects include: Autism, psychoanalysis, schizophrenia in children and abused children. I've also seen the title as Autistic Child As a Person.
Autism: A Social Skills Approach for Children and Adolescents (Winslow, 1998). [autism,parent,intro] The handbook of autism: a guide for parents and professionals, revised and updated 2nd edition (Routledge, 1999). ISBN: 041514602X (paperback, 256 pages); ISBN: 0415146011 (hardcover). [autism,music] Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR, 4th edition (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). ISBN: 0890420246 (hardcover, 943 pages); ISBN: 0890420254 (paperback, 943 pages, American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Note that there have been numerous changes since DSM III which affect the diagnoses of Autism and related disorders. ISBN: 0890420629 (paperback, 886 pages, June 1994); ISBN: 0890420610 (hardcover, 886 pages, July 1994). ISBN: 1843103060 (paperback, 160 pages, due 5/15/2006). Forewords by Tony Attwood and Liane Holliday Willey. [autism,aspergers,account] Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, And Professionals Share Their Wisdom (Jessica Kingsley Pub, forthcoming).
[autism,medical,reference] Mental retardation: an abstracted bibliography, 1971-1980 (Washington, D. [autism,account,behavioral] Teaching Community Skills and Behaviors to Students with Autism or Related Problems of Communication and Social Interaction. ISBN: 1843107864 (paperback, 256 pages, due 2/15/2006).
At the time I'm writing this (2/00), I have titles for between 600 and 700 books specifically dedicated to Autism and I seldom add a book to the list because the vast majority of times that I see a reference or citation to a book, it is already in the list.
I welcome short descriptions of and opinions on the books.
Opinions are generally included like this: "Reader: great book on educational issues." I maintain this list in Unix bib format, then convert it to HTML and the format used in the AUTISM FAQ Memo.
I will leave it to others to tackle such a list (I believe The Indiana Resource Center for Autism maintains such a list as does the Autism Research Unit of the University of Sunderland, England).
I would not mind assembling a list of the 20 or 50 most valuable articles if I knew how to choose them.