Autism Decoded ~ The Cracks in the Code
The first book in this series takes a light and somewhat controversial approach to this weighty and complex subject, illustrated by personal accounts, film and literature. Along the way it takes a look at the lives of some people who, while they may not have autism, bring new – and often surprising - insights to the search!
It also offers a picture of autism as seen through the eyes of some of the great educators, physicians, psychologists and researchers and, most importantly, through the accounts of people with autism themselves. Seeing ASD from this wide variety of perspectives will give the reader a real insight into the world of autism, both throughout history and as it is today. That provides a solid foundation for what will follow in the rest of the series, clarifying both the criteria and the causes and offering views that will challenge the reader to reassess their thinking and join the debate.
How I wish this book had been available before I retired. It is such a well written and accessible book I would highly recommend it to anyone who has any connection to Autism in what ever capacity. So refreshing to find a book like this on such a complex issue. It is a fascinating and informative read. Elizabeth Cross