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Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood, 2nd Ed.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2001 - Spring


by Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A., research affiliate in the Child Study Center, and the late Sally Provence; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. (Baltimore), 2001.

For more than three decades, Sperry meticulously traced test results, experiences, social habits, family life, and work arrangements of 10 individuals with autism. Her book offers a unique child-to-adulthood look at autism—a severe developmental disorder characterized by social withdrawal and an inability to relate to others—and is an invaluable source of support to parents.