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The Politics of Autism

by Bryna Siegel,
Psychology Today, August 28, 2018

In 1943, Leo Kanner gave autism its name. In an academic paper, Dr. Kanner described “the autistic disturbances of affective contact,” a malady in which children continue to behave like infants, focusing on their own needs instead of responding to the social signals of other people.


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