Autism is a very complex disorder which affects the way a person experiences and interacts with the world around them. This book starts by trying to understand what autism is all about, then looks at high-functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome, and how these affect people. Current research and theories as to the causes of autism are explored, together with various therapies. The book concludes by looking at how people live with autism - both the individual with the condition, and their family and friends. Clearly designed, with colour photos, glossary, resource section and index.
Sarah Lennard-Brown has spent many years working as a nurse, counsellor and health educator. She now works as a writer and magazine editor and is the author of several books in the 'Health Issues' series.