What is Autism?

What is Autism?

The Basics

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
33 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2017
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Author Biography

I am a journalist and traveler, but I meet many autistic people , especially children. I understood that we all are obliged to get informed about Autism. I spoke with medical professionals, they reviewed this book. I simply want to help more people to know What is Autism?

    Book Review

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.

Melissa Tanaka

What is Autism? Basics is an informative book by Ani Right that contains a brief yet detailed description of autism using easy to understand language, and works to debunk some of the popular myths that surround the diagnosis. Generally speaking, mental health can be a taboo subject, which often means that those who have visible or obvious mental health ailments or disorders can be somewhat rejected in society. In addition, mental health is often not covered in school, thus books like these allow neuro-typical people to take a look at what others may face and gain a sense of understanding and compassion as well as learn basic information about autism.

What is Autism? Basics is laid out in a comprehensible format and provides enough information to get the point across without overwhelming the reader. The book goes over what autism is, including triggers, symptoms, and causes, as well as pointing out how to recognize a person with autism and including top book recommendations for more in depth information. The portion on symptoms of autism is especially helpful in that it details how those symptoms might manifest in a person, at times providing projections of how likely or how often people with autism show said symptoms. The book is very straight forward and well written. While a large portion of the book looks at the medical, or more technical, side of autism, it does so without utilizing too many complex medical terms so that the average reader can understand what is being said.

Mamta Madhavan

What is Autism? Basics by Ani Right is an informative book that gives insights on autism, life with autism, and autistic people. There are many people living with autism and being autistic does not mean they are less human. The book gives a good understanding of the condition and speaks about the special care that is required when it comes to dealing with autistic people. The author’s words are intended to make sure that autistic people are given much love and attention and how they should be integrated into society in a manner so that they can be understood.

The book gives a lot of information and has everything that one needs to know about autism. The author handles it clinically and in an orderly manner, making it easy for readers to understand everything about autism. It is a good book for those dealing with autistic children, family, friends, therapists, and counselors as it gives them an overall idea of what autism is all about, the symptoms, causes of autism, what triggers it, and how to recognize an autistic person. The contents are useful and the author uses a direct and honest approach to the topic while discussing it. The book helps readers easily identify an autistic person and understand them better. The logical truths and practical tips shared by the author will come handy when it comes to dealing with autistic people.