Every year, 1 in every 88 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Although autism has reached epidemic proportions, it is far from understood. In this revised edition of 41 Things to Know About Autism entitled What is Autism?: Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger’s, Chantal Sicile-Kira provides a clear, instructive explanation of autism. If you know someone with autism and would benefit from a quick, straightforward explanation of the condition, this book is for you.
What is Autism? explores questions such as:
- What are the causes of autism? Can vaccines cause autism?
- How can I recognize the symptoms of autism?
- What are the emotional effects of autism on the family?
- Why do children and teens with autism act the way they do?