Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mail room of a corporate law firm.
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, offers an inside look at his life, describing how his rare condition, which gives him incredible mental powers and a compulsive need for order and routine, has influenced every aspect of his life and what challenges he has faced while trying to be independent.
Emma Hunt's son Jacob, who has Asperger's syndrome and occasionally tries helping the police with his unique forensic analysis abilities, falls under suspicion when a murder occurs in town, reminding Emma of society's--and the legal system's--misunderstanding with regard to the behavioral cues associated with Asperger's.
Lou Arrendale, a high-functioning autistic adult, has a steady job, friends, and a passion for fencing, but when he comes under attack for refusing a controversial treatment for his disorder, his quiet life is turned upside-down and he fears the life he has grown accustomed to will be gone forever.
A murder mystery like no other, this novel features Christopher Boone, a 15 year-old who suffers from Asperger's syndrome. When he finds a neighbour's dog murdered, he sets out on a journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
he author tells the story of her long struggle with schizophrenia, which began in 1976 when she was seventeen years old, describing her illness from her own perspective and that of family members, doctors, and friends who helped her regain control of her life.
Using case studies, Sacks examines the effects of impairment and incapacity of neurological function such as loss of speech and loss of memory, and looks at the relationship between the brain and the mind.
At the age of thirty-one, John Nash, a mathematical genius, suffered a devastating breakdown and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Yet after years of leading a ghost-like existence, he was to re-emerge to win a Nobel Prize and world acclaim.
Discusses how people with dyslexia not only see words differently but also conceive space more intuitively, see relationships between unrelated objects, and are able to make creative connections that others do not.