Use a direct quote when the concept is difficult to paraphrase, the author's wording is of utmost importance, or the quotation is needed to provide authority on the topic. USE DIRECT QUOTES ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
As far as fantastical ideas, "the extent to which a real idea conforms to its archetype determines its adequacy" (Tsanoff, 1953, p. 336).
If a quotation is more than 40 words, use a BLOCK QUOTATION.
The of spectrum by the National Institute of Health (n.d.) further identifies Autistic Spectrum Disorder:
APA Publication Manual, 7th Edition (2019) was consulted in creating this guide.