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A Personal Autobiography of the daily struggles that i face living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and my difficulties with Social Skills. Autism is classified in the DSMV (Diagnostical and Statistical Manual), the ‘gospel’ of the American Psychiatric Association, as a developmental disability that affects 1 in every 88 babies born, more boys than girls. It’s prevalence is on the increase, however, there are still many myths and misconceptions about it. This book talks about those myths and misconceptions, and clears them up. It covers the period from my childhood up to present day.
I was diagnosed with Mild Autism three years ago by Tanya Breen, an ASD specialist based in Hamilton in New Zealand, and it came as a complete shock to me, as i had no idea i was autistic. However, everything made sense.