Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

Child, Image Courtesy of Salvatore Vuono,

This page provides links to articles on autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Understanding of the autistic spectrum is still evolving through research and debate, and many previously held stereotypes are being debunked. I would encourage those who want to develop a greater understanding of autism and Asperger’s to read not only articles written by medical professionals and researchers, which provide an external (often clinical) perspective, but also material written by those on the spectrum.

Note: Asperger’s syndrome has been removed from the DSM as a diagnostic category, and is now considered part of the larger autistic spectrum. However, many people still use and identify with the term, and it has been an area of focus for prior studies, so we continue to use Asperger’s syndrome in this article series. 

Recommended Reading

    • Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
    • Martian in the Playground: Understanding the Schoolchild with Asperger’s Syndrome by Clare Sainsbury
    • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood
    • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
    • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

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