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.
A bibliography of journal articles on autism would be valuable but would be much longer: it would not surprise me if there are 10,000 such articles.
I will leave it to others to tackle such a list (I believe The Indiana Resource Center for Autism maintains such a list as does the Autism Research Unit of the University of Sunderland, England).
This procedure and booklet is often refered to as the DAN Protocol, and I've also seen the title listed as DEFEAT AUTISM NOW! Part of the series Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change.
In Mindblindness, Simon Baron-Cohen presents a model of the evolution and development of "mindreading." [As far as I can tell from reviews, he is not referring to extra-sensory powers, but uses the term "mindreading" to mean the unconscious deductions & educated guesses we make about other peoples' minds -ed] He argues that we mindread all the time, effortlessly, automatically, and mostly unconsciously.
Each entry has key words which indicate whether the book is specifically about autism.