Publications on or for Autistic Adults

This page lists some publications about autistic adults, some of them specific to policy and services within the UK.

For a more comprehensive list of publications on autistic adults, inc. research studies, please see our Publications Database

If you know of any other publications we should list on this page please email info@informationautism.org

Please note that we are unable to supply publications unless we are listed as the publisher. However, if you are a UK resident you may be able to obtain them from your local public library, your college library or direct from the publisher.


  • Research Autism (2016) What You Need Know About Adults on the Autism Spectrum  London: Research Autism. 
  • Ignored or ineligible? The reality for adults with autism spectrum disorders. (2001). London: National Autistic Society. 

About Autism

  • Asperger's syndrome for dummies. (2010). Gomez de la Cuesta, C. and Mason, J. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Essential Guide to Adults on the Autism Spectrum. (2016). London: Research Autism.
  • What is Asperger syndrome? [2015?]. London: National Autistic Society. 
  • What is autism? [2015?]. London: National Autistic Society. 

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Personal Accounts

  • Fleisher, M. (2003) Making sense of the unfeasible: my life journey with Asperger syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Grandin, T. (2012) Different, not less: Inspiring stories of achievement and successful employment. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc.
  • Grayburn, P. (2008) Walking on broken glass. London: Olympia
  • Hammerschmidt, E. (2008) Born on the wrong planet. Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism
  • Hughes, P.J. (2007) Reflections: me and planet weirdo. Brentwood: Chipmunka Publishing.
  • Kammer, E. (2007) Discovering who I am: growing up in the sensory world of Asperger syndrome. An autobiography. Inverness: Brandon Press.
  • Lawson, W. (2000). Life behind glass: A personal account of autism spectrum disorder. London: Jessica Kingsley
  • Mitchell, C. (2005) Glass half empty glass half full: how Asperger's syndrome has changed my life. London: Paul Chapman.
  • Willey, L.H. (1999) Pretending to be normal: living with Asperger's syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Wiliams, D. (1994). Somebody somewhere: Breaking free from the world of autism. Michigan, IL: Times Books.

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  • Autism Act (2009). London: HMSO. 
  • Autism Strategy (2013-20) and Action Plan (2013-16) (2013).  Belfast: Northern Ireland Executive. 
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan for Wales. (2008). Cardiff: Welsh Government. 
  • Fulfilling and rewarding lives: the strategy for adults with autism in England. (2010). London: Department of Health. 
  • Scottish Strategy for Autism. (2011). Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 

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  • Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum. (2012). London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 
  • Lai M. , Baron-Cohen S. ( 2015). Identifying the lost generation of adults with autism spectrum conditions. Lancet Psychiatry November, 2(11), pp. 1013-1027.

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Interventions (Treatments, Services and Other Forms of Support)

  • Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum. (2012). London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 
  • Interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. (2012). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Rockville, MD. 

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  • Asperger United. (Quarterly magazine). London: National Autistic Society. 

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15 Jun 2022