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
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
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The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
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Books Written by Disabled Authors
328 books — 140 voters
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Best Books for Autism
132 books — 131 voters

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Books by Actually Autistic Authors
338 books — 191 voters

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