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
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autism: fiction AND non-fiction
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The Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangThe Bride Test by Helen HoangThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonThe Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Task 13 #ReadHarder 2019
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Paul  Collins
Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg. ...more
Paul Collins

Helen Hoang
She didn’t know how to be semi-interested in something. She was either indifferent . . . or obsessed.
Helen Hoang, The Kiss Quotient

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