Special Needs Project is the place for books about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), learning disabilties, special education and other special needs.
SNP began in an independent general bookstore in Berkeley, California. Beginning in the early 1980's, Grays' Book Company produced a critical bibliography of the publications available at that time time. Special Needs Project became a distinct entity in 1989, and has grown from a local resource to today's catalog of over 1000 titles. SNP's knowledge base equips it as consultant and source for libraries, schools and others wishing to build special collections in such fields such as learning disabilities, autism, mental health, assistive technology, inclusion and independent living, disability rights.
SNP founder Hod Gray started his first bookstore in high school. He and Lynn Jehle started Gray's Book Company in 1980. Their daughter Dolly (1971-1989) was born with cerebral palsy. A former editor, and foundation executive, he now devotes full time to Special Needs Project.