This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day.
- Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it
- Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field
- Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations
- Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition