New Ways of Understanding Autism

Overview

A new understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

An autistic brain is different from a neurotypical brain: it is wired differently and does not treat information the same way. In this book, the co-founders of the SACCADE centre for expertise in autism care present a new way of understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In the form of questions and answers, the authors explain over fifty notions related to the development of autism. They also give advice based on a new understanding of ASD, which is increasingly echoed by medical professionals.

Autism Explained features anecdotes from the life of Brigitte Harrisson, herself autistic, and that of writer Kim Thúy, mother of an autistic son.

About the Authors

Brigitte Harrisson

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Brigitte Harrisson

Brigitte Harrisson is a social worker. She co-founded, with Lise St-Charles, SACCADE, centre of expertise in autism, in Quebec City. They lead a multidisciplinary team that helps people with autism of all ages to ensure healthy development while promoting their well-being. She lives in Quebec.

Lise St-Charles

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Lise St-Charles

Lise St-Charles is a supervisor and ASD specialist. She co-founded, with Brigitte Harrisson, SACCADE, centre of expertise in autism, in Quebec City. They lead a multidisciplinary team that helps people with autism of all ages to ensure healthy development while promoting their well-being. She lives in Quebec.