This book explores the possible causes for the apparent rise in autism and evaluates the links with neuroscience, psychology, brain development, genetics, and environmental causes. It also addresses some of the myths about this disorder conveyed through mass media and offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome. The publication explains the vast array of different conditions associated with ASD and sheds light on what it is like to live with autism.
Frith, U. (2008). Autism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.