Re: Curious Incident: Pages 1 - 44
Perhaps I can help on this point.
You need to sweep away any images you have of autists. Every single one is different. Hence the difficulty of diagnosis, and the difficulty of effectively assessing treatments (and the proliferation of snake oil salesmen in the area - people will grasp at anything to make their child 'normal').
I think, though, that this book does encapsulate a plausible autistic world view. It is one of attemting to sort order out of confusion, of trying to cope with too much information hitting you at the same time because those 'filters' don't work, and of attempting to cope with your situation by engaging activities which may seem strang eto an outsider, but perfectly natural to yourself.
Il Sotto Seme La Neva