When your child is Autistic, it’s good to be armed with as much information as possible. You could ask your therapist and doctors hundreds of questions, but with limited time to give you they couldn’t possibly cover the vast subject of ABA and Autism in one or two sessions. However, one way you can find out more is through reading and research.

Below is a compiled list of recommended books to get you started:

A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism

This book will help you integrate ABA into the home by teaching you how to use ABA in a concise, practical way.  It covers a lot of subjects, from potty training to teaching your child how to use imaginative play.

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals

This is an ABA manual with a lot of information for parents and therapists alike. This book allows you to separate the fads from the concrete evidence showing which treatments work.

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph over Autism

Written by Catherine Maurice, this is a book co-edited with experts in the field, including Dr. Gina Green. It covers intensive behavioral therapy from a parent’s point of view, and a beautiful autistic child who overcame.

Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has to Be Said

This book is perfect if you have a reluctant school board and want your child involved in intervention programmes. Sense and Nonsense includes facts and arguments to counteract common misconceptions. It argues why ABA is good for your Autistic child, how to understand the research and the common misconceptions surrounding ABA.

The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

If you’re interested in the Verbal Behavior side of ABA therapy, this parent and expert writes about it and how to use it in a simplified way. This book also includes a step-by-step guide to help your child become more vocal.

Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment

This book shows how well ABA works for young Autistic children, with seven case studies of children who vastly improved once they began their treatment.