Girls may be protected against autism, new study finds – The Boston Globe | Circa FEBRUARY 25, 2013

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 For years, it’s been known that boys are disproportionately affected by autism spectrum disorders, outnumbering girls 4 to 1. What has never been clear is the reason for the gender imbalance: Were males more biologically susceptible, or were females somehow insulated from the disorder and its suite of communication and behavioral problems? …

Bruno Bettelheim – Wikipedia | 1903 – 1990

Bruno Bettelheim (August 28, 1903 – March 13, 1990) was an early writer on autism who was also a refugee from Nazi Europe who used fraudulent credentials to obtain an academic position. After his death, he was exposed for plagiarism, false credentials, and abusive treatment of students.[2][3][4][5]Bettelheim was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, and following the Nazi Anschluss (annexation) of Austria in March 1938, he …

Recovery from autism | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa May 5, 2011

At IMFAR, a new abstract is available about recovering from autism. Its also covered by AP in a slightly oblique way. For example, the AP story states: …at least 10 percent of children with autism can “recover” from it — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy… And yet I can’t see ABA mentioned in the …

Arthur and Zwannah Autism School Appeals for Support | Liberian Observer

Michael Gebeh, Deputy Director for Administration at the Arthur and Zwannah First Autism School, has called on philanthropists and the government to help contribute to the well-being of autistic children and the smooth running of the institution. Autism is a complex developmental disorder that primarily affects the human brain and it is characterized by the…Source: …