Books and Links

The following are some resources that provide interesting and thought-provoking portrayals of people living with disabilities, from learning disabilities like dyslexia to physical disabilities like cerebral palsy.


Title Disability Portrayed
I Am Sam Autism
My Name Is Khan Autism
Temple Grandin Autism
Forrest Gump Autism
Rain Man Autism
Tru Confessions Autism
The Big Bang Theory (TV) Asperger’s Syndrome
Wait Until Dark Blindness
My Left Foot Cerebral Palsy
Children of a Lesser God Deafness
Monica and David Down Syndrome
Little People, Big World (TV) Dwarfism
The Station Agent Dwarfism
Taare Zameen Par Dyslexia
Website: Shows you what it’s like to have dyslexia Dyslexia
Still Alice Early onset Alzheimer’s
The Mighty Learning Disorder
The Theory of Everything Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
Murderball Orthopaedic disorders
A Beautiful Mind Paranoid Schizophrenia
Miracle In Lane 2 Paraplegic
Paa Progeria
The King’s Speech Speech disorder/stuttering
Young Sheldon (TV) Asperger’s Syndrome
Atypical (TV) Autism


Title Author Disability Portrayed
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Mark Haddon Autism
Rules Cynthia Lord Autism
A Corner Of The Universe Ann M. Martin Autism
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd Autism
Things Not Seen Andrew Clements Blindness
Stuck In Neutral Terry Trueman Cerebral Palsy
The Fault In Our Stars John Green Childhood Cancer
A Fish In A Tree Lynda Mullaly Hunt Dyslexia
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco Dyslexia
Don’t Kill The Birthday Girl: Tales From An Allergic Life Sandra Beasley Food Allergies
Flowers For Algernon Daniel Keyes Intellectual Disability
Looking For Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters Adam Colvin Learning Disorders
Head Case: My Brain And Other Wonders Cole Cohen Learning Disorders
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Jonathan Evison Muscular Dystrophy
Still Me Christopher Reeve Paraplegic
Deenie Judy Blume Scoliosis
Simply Nanju Zainab Sulaiman Spinal Defect
A Mango-Shaped Space Wendy Mass Synesthesia
Far From The Tree Andrew Solomon Various Disabilities



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Autism TMI Virtual Reality Experience

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