This unique book is the first to fully explore the history ofautism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour tothe present day.
- Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals andpioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historicalchanges in the perception of autism and approaches to it
- Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findingsin the field
- Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documentsand illustrations
- Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge theimportant contribution they have made to a more profoundunderstanding of this enigmatic condition