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
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)
The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1)
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism
House Rules
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

T.K. Thorne
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.--Ray Bradbury
T.K. Thorne

Jodi Picoult
I've met so many parents of the kids who are on the low end of the autism spectrum, kids who are diametrically opposed to Jacob, with his Asperger's. They tell me I'm lucky to have a son who's verbal, who is blisteringly intelligent, who can take apart the broken microwave and have it working again an hour later. They think there is no greater hell than having a son who is locked in his own world, unaware that there's a wider one to explore. But try having a son who is locked in his own world an ...more
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

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