April is World Autism Month

By Julianne Jones | February 12 2020 | Holidays

April is recognized as World Autism Month, supported by the global organization Autism Speaks. The month-long events seeks to focus on individuals living on the Autism spectrum, along with the friends, families, and communities that they are a daily part of. It also hopes to highlight the work that still needs to be done to create a truly inclusive society.

Accounts can support this mission by stocking titles that feature firsthand accounts from individuals on the spectrum as well as modern research and investigations in the field. As an added opportunity for support, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd, 2020. Major landmarks, businesses, and groups around the world will feature blue displays and autism-friendly events as a show of support—and your accounts can, too! Autism-friendly bookstore events could include sensory-friendly readings and screenings (lowered lighting, softer speech, open to movement, etc.) or a community reception with educational materials and activities.

For more information, visit Autism Speaks at https://www.autismspeaks.org/.

To see the full list of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.

The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
The phenomenal bestseller that changed our perspective on autism and that Jon Stewart called "One of the most remarkable books I've ever read," translated and with an introduction by David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas.
$19.00 US
Mar 22, 2016
Random House Trade Paperbacks
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Disconnected Kids
The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders
The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social. Disconnected Kids shows parents how to use this drug-free approach at home, including:Fully customizable exercises that target physical, sensory, and academic performanceA behavior modification planAdvice for identifying food sensitivities that play a hidden roleA follow-up program that helps to ensure lasting results 
$19.00 US
Mar 03, 2015

Look Me in the Eye
My Life with Asperger's
For readers of inspirational memoirs (Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Christopher Reeve's Still Me, Michael J. Fox's Lucky Man); fiction and nonfiction about autism and Asperger's (Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet; Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams; Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time); readers of Oliver Sacks; parents of children with autism and Asperger's; fans of bestselling author Augusten Burroughs (the author's brother).
$17.00 US
Sep 09, 2008
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
This New York Times-bestselling book upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.
$22.00 US
Aug 23, 2016
US, Canada, Open Mkt