Benson, P. R. (2006). The Impact of Child Symptom Severity on Depressed Mood Among Parents of Children with ASD: The Mediating Role of Stress Proliferation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 685-695.
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Glass, P. W. (2001). Autism and the Family: A qualitative perspective. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, Virginia.[unpublished doctoral dissertation]
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Memoirs and popular literature
Collins, P. (2004). Not Even Wrong: A father's journey into the lost history of autism. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. [Parent memoir, history and theory overview]
Kephart, B. (1998). A Slant of Sun. New York: W.W. Norton and Company. [Parent memoir]
Leimbach, M. (2006). Daniel Isn't Talking. New York: Doubleday. [Autobiographical novel]
Maurice, C. (1993). Let Me Hear Your Voice. New York: Ballantine Books. [Parent memoir]
McGovern, C. (2006). Eye Contact. New York: Viking. [Novel]
Nazeer, K. (2006). Send in the Idiots, or How We Grew to Understand the World. London: Bloomsbury. [First person memoir]
Park, C. C. (1967). The Siege. Boston: Little, Brown. [Parent memoir]
Williams, D. (2006). The Jumbled Jigsaw: An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum 'Fruit Salads.' London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [BELONGS IN RESEARCH? Analysis and treatment recommendations, informed by first person experience]
Jessica Kingsley Publishers  A London-based publisher with an impressive and longstanding catalogue of autism-oriented books (linked)
Neurodiversity.com: Library of the History of Autism Research, Behaviorism & Psychiatry  A helpful list of influential research papers, with links to scanned copies of the originals.