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Books on Asberger's and autism

"The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey With Asperger's Syndrome" (William Morrow, $25.99) by Shonda Schilling with an introduction by her husband, retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, tells the story of the Schillings' son Grant's life with Asperger's syndrome.


"Healing Our Autistic Children: A Medical Plan for Restoring Your Child's Health" (Palgrave Macmillan, $18) is part author Dr. Julie Buckley's personal struggle to help her autistic daughter, part guide for parents about new treatments and diets. Buckley is a pediatrician who specializes in autism disorders.


"Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's" (Penguin, $16) by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Lazebnik is a guide to helping teens with autism. It's written by the authors of "Overcoming Autism." It's separated into five sections: friendship, romantic relationships, schooling, life beyond the college years and improving daily life.


"Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Create the Brightest Future for Your Child with the Best Treatment Options" (Bantam, $25) by Dr. James Coplan includes descriptions of leading intervention programs and state-of-the-art medications. Coplan is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician who specializes in assessment of autistic children.

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