Timeline: The Politics & Marketing Behind The Autism Epidemic | The 80s

Timeline: The Politics & Marketing Behind The Autism Epidemic | The 80s

Timeline: Early Years | 80s | 90s | 00s | 10s | 20s

Autism Politics & Initiatives

The Autism Market

Grants , Funded Projects & Money Raised

Pivotal

Marketing & Media Attention

Organizations & Companies

Autistic Community & Allies

1986

1987

  • 1987

    Study on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is published.

    It was suggested that with a comprehensive ABA program of 40 hours a week, about half of Autistic kids were indistinguishable from non-Autistic kids at age 7. — But even within the field, the research has been questioned.

    This behavioral therapy was pioneered by Dr. O. Ivaar Lovaas, professor emeritus at the University of Californiaat Los Angeles

1988

1989

  • 1989

    Alpine Learning Center is officially launched. The school has several programs grounded in the principals of ABA. It is one of the first ABA-based schools to open in the USA.

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