This introductory text in the series provides an overview of the characteristics of children with autism, the symptoms associated with autism, and the general nature of autism. An explanation of the autism spectrum and the culture of autism also are presented. An Introduction to Children With Autism offers an informative overview of the autism spectrum. The book focuses on symptoms of autism and related disorders and characteristics of autism, including language, cognitive, behavioral, movement, affect/mood, temperament, sleeping and eating, and sensory characteristics. In addition, two case histories and evaluations are shared: one of a low-functioning child with autism and one of a high-functioning child with autism. Web resources and suggested readings are provided.