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

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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
Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity
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
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World

Helen Hoang
This crusade to fix herself was ending right now. She wasn't broken. She saw and interacted with the world in a different way, but that was her. She could change her actions, change her words, change her appearance, but she couldn't change the root of herself. At her core, she would always be autistic. People called it a disorder, but it didn't feel like one. To her, it was simply the way she was. ...more
Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient

Temple Grandin
What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

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