What does it mean to have autism ISBN: 9780431139258
Published by Heinemann, 2001
An information book explaining the wide range of autistic spectrum disorders from Asperger syndrome onward. Emphasis is on the three main problems - communication, understanding, and imagination - and on the importance of diagnosis. A diagram of the brain shows the way different sections work and explains the ways scientists believe autism may affect it. Interesting case studies help us see how families cope, and there are sections on management at school and at home and the ways autism can affect other members of the family. A glossary, an index, and a list of further reading and useful organizations will be of particular use in schools.