Dr Luke Beardon, The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
I have no doubt whatsoever that this should be regarded as one of the finest examples of a scholarly tome on autism theory ever published. Accessible, modern, accurate, and brilliantly written, it is a must for anyone wanting to gain an up to date knowledge of autism theory.
Fred R Volkmar, M.D., Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, Editor in Chief, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
An interesting and much needed book that takes a broad overview of autism theories and integrates them in a thoughtful way. As the author notes theories have had important functions in terms of stimulating our thinking about autism and approaches to treatment; they have, however, rarely been looked at in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. This book will be of great interest to researchers and clinicians alike.
Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Trinity College Dublin
This book is a comprehensive and critical appraisal of Autism, past and present. It is a book for, "all seasons", from the neophyte to the experienced mental health professional, as well as parents wanting to understand Autism in greater detail. It makes fascinating and informative reading and is surprisingly for a book like this, "a page-turner". I found it fascinating to read. His discussion of disability versus diversity in Autism is superb and interesting, and the book is exhaustively referenced. It is the best book on Autism Theory that I have read.