This book covers a lot of ground in the favored style of the 'dummies' series. It's full of stories and information that help the reader get an understanding of what it autism. This book is geared for the person with autism and also for someone who has had someone close to them receive the diagnoses. It is a very helpful tool, but, as with autism, is not the absolute rules. A good book to have.
Maybe it's just me, but I have some trouble understanding these Dummies books. They're supposed to be clear, but I find them less than easy to learn from. I didn't stick very long with this one either. I got more concise information from other sources.