Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autism (or Autistic) Spectrum Disorder - ASD - is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience and display dependant on circumstances. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and abilit

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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
Born on a Blue Day
Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
House Rules
Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
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autism: fiction AND non-fiction
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But I ask you, those of you who are with us all day, not to stress yourselves out because of us. When you do this, it feels as if you're denying any value at all that our lives may have--and that saps the spirit we need to soldier on. The hardest ordeal for us is the idea that we are causing grief for other people. We can put up with our own hardships okay, but the thought that our lives are the source of other people's unhappiness, that's plain unbearable. ...more
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