Great books and movies depicting autism

This is just a small list of some very good books and movies I have read or seen that depict a main character on the autism spectrum.  All are well worth checking out and I will add more as I come across them.

the curious incident of the dog in the night-time –

This book is told through the eyes of a young boy who wants to find out about the death of a neighbors dog yet interacts with the world in a different way than most.

Daniel Isn’t Talking –

This book follows the struggle of a mother whose son is diagnosed with autism.  The family is in crisis but the mother is determined to have her son lead a normal life, navigating through all the resources she can find.

Adam –

Adam is a New York love story with a twist, Adam has asperger’s.  A great movie to watch with great acting.

Rain Man –

A classic movie, Rain Man is about the discovery of a brother who has autism and the journey of Tom Cruise’s character to learn about his brother’s disorder and how to cope with it.


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