Donna Williams





Donna Williams

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Donna Williams is the author of Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic, in which she tells of her lifelong battle with autism -- a developmental disorder originating in infancy and characterized by self-absorption, repetitive and rigidly structured behavior, language dysfunction, and an inability to interact socially. Williams depicts in her book a world of disembodied color, pattern, and sound. At times she would madly rub her eyes and withdraw into "bright spots of fluffy color," attempting to escape what she called the "intrusive gabble" of other people. Torn between a dread of physical contact and a desire for emotional connection, Williams would often beat herself then assume a fetal position. "Hurting herself," ...more


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circus hoops by Donna Williams “30 per cent of children with an autism diagnosis at age two no longer fit the criteria at age four.”


“early identification of autism results in a more favourable outcome, the problem is children in their toddler years, especially boys, can exhibit behaviours that can mimic those of an autistic child.”


““This isn’t a case of over-diagnosis,” she says, ignoring Gnaulati’s argument that health pro...

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Nobody Nowhere: the Extraor...
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Somebody Somewhere: Breakin...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Like Colour to the Blind: S...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Autism: An Inside-Out Appro...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Autism and Sensing: The Unl...
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Exposure Anxiety - The Invi...
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Not Just Anything
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Nyanyian Surgawi: Akhir Per...
3.11 of 5 stars 3.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Jumbled Jigsaw: An Insi...
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