Three recently published books may offer support and inspiration to parents of children on the autism spectrum. Take a look:
In "Getting a Life With Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood" (Perigree, $15), Jesse Saperstein, diagnosed at age 14 and now in his 30s, offers a guided tour of what he's learned about managing emotions, succeeding in school and building relationships. He's also the author of "Atypical: Life With Aspergers in 201/3 Chapters."
Raun Kaufman, diagnosed with autism as a child, has written "Autism Breakthrough: The Groundbreaking Method That Has Helped Families All Over the World" (St. Martin's Press, $25.99), sharing the tools that helped him. Kaufman is the director of global education for the Autism Treatment Center of America and a spokesman for the Son-Rise Program.
Find recipes that might help manage autism spectrum disorder in "ASD: The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health & Diet Guide" (Robert Rose, $24.95) by R. Garth Smith, Susan Hannah and Elke Sengmueller. It includes 175 gluten-free and casein-free recipes.