Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Autism and “Refrigerator Mothers” | Circa August 18, 2006

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Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.com
Aug 18, 2006, 7:34 AM
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Autism / Spectrum Disorders

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In the Spotlight
Autism and “Refrigerator Mothers”
Not so long ago, “cold, uncaring” mothers were blamed for their children’s autism. Today, while we understand that that idea was wrong-headed, we are still placing blame on parents….read more

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Autism may be toughest on the dads. So many fathers anticipate a son with whom they’ll do the typical “dad” things — playing ball, rough-housing — and it’s tough…read more

Meet a “Pre-Rainman” Autistic
Rich Schull is a regular contributor to this site. He is an inventor, a writer, a blogger, and an autistic adult. His blogs address the “anthropology” of autism,…read more


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