on 3 November 2002
I love this book. I'd recommend it to any parent of an autistic child, or anyone working with autistic children or adults. If you have been dealing with the "system" for any period of time you may have a somewhat negative view of your child's behaviour. You may feel that everything they do is strange and unusual and not quite right. In this book Stella Waterhouse describes how she sees autism as a very natural reaction to an unusual situation. She describes the sensory problems in detail and invites us to imagine what our response may be if we were to find ourselves in such a situation. Current theories on the biomedical causes of autism are clearly explained. In addition the book details the role of anxiety in autism and in other related disorders. Highly recommended.