Books for Adults

Abrams, Judith Z. Judaism and disability

Astor, Carl. …Who makes people different: Jewish perspectives on the disabled

Attwood, Tony. Been there, done that, try this! An Aspies’s guide to life on Earth

Attwood, Tony. The complete guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Aune, Beth and others. Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

Bashe, Patricia Romanowski. The Parent’s Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-life Skills for Independence 

Baskin, Amy. More Than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs

Bernstein, Jane. Rachel in the World: a Memoir

Biatch, Miriam. Celebrating Judaism in the Home: a Manual for Deaf Jewish Families

Brodey, Denise. The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly about Raising Kids with Special Needs

Carter, Liane Kupferberg. Ketchup is my favorite vegetable: a family grows up with autism

Cohen, Brad. Front of The Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had

Cohen, Richard. Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: a Reluctant Memoir

Donvan, John, and Zucker, Caren. In a different key: the story of Autism

Dowling, Cindy. A Different Kind of Perfect: Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs

Fields-Meyer, Tom. Following Ezra: what one father learned about Gumby, otters, Autism, and love from his extraordinary son

Galbraith, Judy, and Delisle, Jim. When gifted kids don’t have all the answers: how to meet their social and emotional needs

Ginsburg, Kenneth R. Building resilience in children and teens: giving kids roots and wings

Gottlieb, Eli. Best Boy: A Novel

Greene, Roberta M. A Question in Search of an Answer: Understanding Learning Disability in Jewish Education

Griffin, Simone. Motivate to Communicate! 300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Hall, Elaine. Now I See the Moon: a Mother, a Son, a Miracle

Hart, Megan. The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism

Higashida, Naoki. The Reason I Jump

Isler, Alan. The Bacon Fancier: Four Tales

Kaplan-Mayer, Gabrielle. The little gate-crasher: the life and photos of Mace Bugen

Knott-Schroeder, Ruth. Coach Yourself Through the Autism Spectrum

Kranowitz, Carol Stock. The Out-of-sync child: recognizing and coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

Lapid, Lihi. Woman of Valor: a Novel

Lester, Jem. Shtum: a novel 

Levy, Chava Willig. A Life Not With Standing: a Memoir

Levy, Naomi. Hope Will Find You: My Search for Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start living

Moores, Donald F. Educating the deaf: psychology, principles, and practices (Third edition)

Mullin, Jill. Drawing Autism

Nadworny, John W. The Special Needs Planning Guide: How to Prepare for Every Stage of Your Child’s Life

Prouser, Ora Horn. Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those With Special Needs

Prizant, Barry M. Uniquely human: a different way of seeing Autism

Rapee, Ronald M. Helping Your Anxious Child

Sapon-Shevin, Mara. Widening The Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms

Schein, Jerome D. The Deaf Jew in the Modern World

Sherman, Charles. The broken and the whole: discovering joy after heartbreak: lessons from a life of faith

Smith, Corinne Roth. Learning disabilities: A to Z: a complete guide to learning disabilities from pre-school to adulthood

Sobel, Eliezer. L’chaim!: pictures to evoke memories of Jewish life

Suskind, Ron. Life, Animated: a Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism

Willis, Clarissa. My child has Autism: What Parents Need to Know

Winebrenner, Susan.  Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom: How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed

Winter, Judy. Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs

Books for Children

Bari, Ellen. Jumping Jenny

Carlson, Nancy. It’s Okay To Ask!

Cohen, Floreva G. My Special Friend

Edwards, Michelle. Alef-bet: a Hebrew Alphabet Book

Esham, Barbara. Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets

Gellman, Ellie. Jeremy’s Dreidel

Goldin, Barbara Diamond. Cakes and Miracles: a Purim Tale

Herthel, Jessica. I am Jazz

Jules, Jacqueline. Never say a mean word again: a tale from medieval Spain

Kraus, Robert. Leo the Late Bloomer

Levitin, Sonia. A Sound to Remember

McCain, Becky Ray.  Nobody Knew What to do: a Story About Bullying

Meyer, Donald. Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

Moss, Peggy.  Say Something

Munson, Derek. Enemy pie

Otoshi, Kathryn. One (One and Zero are bound together)

Otoshi, Kathryn. Zero

Parr, Todd. It’s Okay to be Different

Polacco, Patricia. Bully

Polacco, Patricia. Junkyard Wonders

Polacco, Patricia. The Lemonade Club

Polacco, Patricia. Thank you, Mr. Falker

Palacio, R.J.  Wonder

Rosner, Jennifer. The mitten string

Ross, Tom. Eggbert

Rouss, Sylvia A. No rules for Michael

Shaw, Beth Kobliner. Jacob’s eye patch

Wood, Douglas. Miss Little’s gift

Divrei Torah

Rabbi Adler, Kippur, October 4, 2014 – It’s Not What You Look At or Watch the video!

Rabbi Adler, Erev Rosh Hashanah 5773, September 16, 2012 – A Welcoming Place for All.

Cantor Spilker, Yom Kippur 5775, October 4, 2014 – Holding on and Letting Go or Watch the video!

Allyson Perling Shabbat Services on Friday, February 21, 2014 Looking at Dis(Ability) Through a Jewish Lens

Sheri Frisque Sisterhood Shabbat, December 12, 2014 “How Will You Choose To Live?”

Ruth Garner Sisterhood Shabbat, November 13, 2015 D’var Torah

Joan Ostrove Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, February 26, 2016 Cultivating Patience, Reframing Disability: A Jewish Perspective on Access and Inclusion or Watch the video!

Allyson Perling on How My Daughter Persevered on Her Bat Mitzvah Day


Praying with Lior – Available in the Mount Zion Library