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Autism Is a Term for Behavior, Not Disease



John Donvan

Big Think

Posted: Jan 23, 2016


The autism diagnosis first appeared in 1943. Since then, the world has become a much more hospitable, welcoming place for people with autism, thanks primarily to the efforts of family members and advocates who fought for acceptance of their loved ones. But, according to author and journalist John Donvan, the fight to bring autism out from the shadows of society is only half-done.


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