Because I have autism, I live by concrete rules instead of abstract beliefs. And because I have autism, I think in pictures and sounds. I don't have the ability to process abstract thought the way that you do. Here's how my brain works: It's like the search engine Google for images. If you say the word "love" to me, I'll surf the Internet inside my brain. Then, a series of images pops into my head. What I'll see, for example, is a picture of a mother horse with a foal, or I think of "Herbie the Lovebug," scenes from the movie Love Story or the Beatles song, "Love, love, love..."
I'm trying to include every book title I can lay my hands on. At the time I'm writing this (2/00), I have titles for between 600 and 700 books specifically dedicated to Autism and I seldom add a book to the list because the vast majority of times that I see a reference or citation to a book, it is already in the list. I now estimate that there are no more than 1000 such books in all, which is why I can tackle the creation, correction and maintenance of this list in my spare time. While this list includes books in languages other than English, it does not include many because I do not run into references to them nearly so often as the ones in English, and when I see a title, I cannot aways tell if it is really about autism. Also included in this bibliography are a few books not specifically dedicated to autism, but said to be valuable to parents of autistics. Each entry has key words which indicate whether the book is specifically about autism. If you read this online, the ISBN numbers are links to which might offer the book for sale.