The Explaining series looks at a range of conditions, illnesses and disabilities that affect children and adults all over the world. The books explain why they occur, how they are diagnosed, how they affect people and how they can be treated. Explaining: Autism will help you understand what autism is and how it affects people. Case studies illustrate what is like to live with autism and how people with the condition manage it to live full and happy lives.
Robert Snedden is an experienced editor and author of more than 25 titles. He now concentrates on writing science and technology books for children and young adults, which he enjoys immensely.
What is autism? Autism: a brief history The rise of autism The autistic spectrum The signs of autism Autism and inheritance The triggers of autism Autism and the body Autism and mental health Can autism be treated? Living with autism Autism and families Autism and school Asperger syndrome Autism and adulthood The future for autism Glossary Further information Index