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

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  • 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



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