Work in progress

Steve Silberman: Istoria Uitata a Autismului – Acum cateva decenii, putini pediatri auzisera de autism. In 1975, 1 copil din 5.000 se estima ca ar avea autism. Azi, 1 din 68 se afla in spectrul autist. Ce a cauzat aceasta explozie? Steve Silberman arata catre o “furtuna prfecta a constientizarii autismului” – doi psihologi cu o viziune favorabila, un moment cultural neasteptat si un nou test clinic.

Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism – Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise? Steve Silberman points to “a perfect storm of autism awareness” — a pair of psychologists with an accepting view, an unexpected pop culture moment and a new clinical test.