Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
What is Autism? (The Basics) is a factual medical journal written by Ani Right. Autism is a disability which affects many people worldwide. Indicators of Autism are visible within the first two years of life. As at 2013, at least 21.7 million people had been diagnosed, with the disability affecting more males than females. There are three trademark indicators of Autism – social disability, weakness in correspondence, and dreary conduct / limited interest in anything. Autists have problems with social interaction, communication, repetitive behavior and impulsive practices. It is believed to be due to ill-structured chromosomes and poor genetics. Autists can be educated, to varying degrees. The disability is not contagious, yet there is currently no known cure. Famous autists include Andy Warhol, Courtney Love, Dan Aykroyd, Lewis Carroll, Tim Burton, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Research into the causes of autism, and a cure, are ongoing.
With several autists amongst my social collective, I was eager to read What is Autism? as soon as it became available to me. The author, Ani Right, has done considerable research on the topic. Whilst some parts of the book are a little bit difficult to understand, comprehensive details of different aspects of autism are discussed, in the hopes of giving the reader a better understanding of what, exactly, autism is. With so many possible causes, whether genetic or not, it is currently difficult to pinpoint the nature of the disability, although there are many tell-tale signs in the first year of a child’s life. What is Autism? contains just the right amount of information about autism for readers who are interested in knowing more about the topic. I look forward to reading more about this subject from the author, and recommend What is Autism? to those who suspect their child might suffer from this disability, or need to know about the correct way to interact with children who fall within the autistic spectrum.