Reading Resources


The following books are written by and about people with communication disabilities.

Children’s and Youth Books

  • Elizabeth Helfman – On Being Sarah
  • Sara Pyszka – Dancing Daisies
  • Sharon Draper – Out of My Mind

Biographies and Autobiographies

  • Mia Austin – In the Blink of an Eye
  • Arthur and Carly Fleischmann – Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism
  • Glenda Watson Hyatt – I’ll Do It Myself
  • Jean-Dominique Bauby – Le scaphandre et le papillon (The diving bell and the butterfly)
  • Martin Pistorious – Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body
  • Robert Jean – Des yeux pour le dire (Eyes to tell)
  • Robert Rummel-Hudson – Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter
  • Stephen Hawking – My Brief History

Online Resources

For more information on communication disabilities and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC):