Readership: Anyone with an interest in autistic disorders and research, from students of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, to those working in public health and the caring professions. Also those people with an autistic spectrum disorder and their families.
Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London, and Deputy Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
1: The autism spectrum
2: Causes of autism
3: Explaining the social impairment
4: Explaining the communication impairment
5: Explaining islets of ability
6: Explaining problems in everyday living
7: Can we explain everything at once?
Autism: A Very Short Introduction a reading guide