This book offers an accessibly written introduction to autism that make it an indispensable resource for anyone whose life has been affected—directly or indirectly—by this condition.
• Approaches the subject in a holistic manner, covering often-overlooked areas such as societal perceptions and impacts on family and friends
• Provides quick answers to the questions that readers are most likely to have in an Essential Questions section that also serves as a springboard for understanding the content of the book in greater depth
• Provides relatable, real-world examples of concepts discussed in Case Illustrations
• Points readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites in an annotated Directory of Resources guiding further study and research
Christopher M. Cumo, PhD, is a historian with interests in science and medicine.