Autism is being misrepresented to excuse exclusion and white men’s bigotry

When it comes to acknowledgement and understanding of autism, we have come a long way in the past few decades. It’s easy to forget that this condition was once understood to exist only in two states, “high-functioning” and “low-functioning”, that it was predominantly diagnosed only in young, white men, and that was forgotten about once children reached 16 and entered adulthood.

Source: Autism is being misrepresented to excuse exclusion and white men’s bigotry


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