on 15 December 1997
This book give a very thurough, indepth description of autism. It is relatively unbiased, and very accurate in both science and life. The development perspective give an excellent over view of autistic development and the nature of this very development disorder. It give information relavent to all levels of functioning and all stages of life, and does a great job a present autism specific characteristic, as well as comorbid features of mental retardation and ADD. It is especially good in dealing with higher-fuctioning autism -- something often ignored in favor of more negative views. I would strongly recommend this book as a new-comers first source of information about autism.