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ERIC Number: ED231125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Autism.
Marchionne, Anne
The author traces autism from recognition of the disability by E. Bleuler in 1906 to the present, noting changes, similarities, and differences in the copious amont of research. After a poem by Neil Diamond and a glossary of terms, the author describes the views on autism held by E. Bleuler, L. Kanner, L. Bender, M. Mahler, F. Kallmann, B. Bettelheim, B. Rimland, M. Rutter, M. Kozloff, and O. Lovaas, and briefly notes the proponents of the genetic, constitutional, and psychogenic beliefs about etiology. Next, to delineate current trends from 1973, views and treatments of the following persons are described: C. Delacato, B. Kaufman, J. Alvin, and R. Sullivan. Twelve educational and public advancements from 1973 to the present are outlined including P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act), strategies such as sign language, changing attitudes, and a checklist of behavioral signs and symptoms established by the National Society for Autistic Children for diagnostic purposes. Included in a resource packet are a bibliography, a list of nine organizations (with addresses and telephone numbers), a description of the Autism Hotline, and personal comments on the author's experience teaching autistic children as well as remarks aimed at teachers. (MC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A