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Was Autism a Nazi Invention?

New York Times - 2 days ago
In February 1981, a British psychiatrist named Lorna Wing published an academic paper highlighting a 1944 clinical account of “autistic psychopathy” by a recently deceased Austrian physician...

Hans Asperger's complex Nazi history

Los Angeles Times - 5 days ago
What we now call autism has surely been a part of the human condition for as long as human beings have existed. But the way different cultures understand, talk about and treat people who exhibit the...

Sensory film showing welcomes autistic kids

Daily Inter Lake - 1 day ago
That's why the Flathead Asperger's and Autism Families Support Group worked to put on a sensory showing of Disney's “Incredibles 2” Saturday morning at the Cinemark Theatre in...

The disturbing history of Dr. Asperger and the movement to reframe the syndrome

Vox - 4 weeks ago
When historian Edith Sheffer arrived at the Vienna archives to learn more about Dr. Hans Asperger, a pediatrician credited with identifying and defining autism in the 1940s, she was excited to learn...

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna – review

The Guardian - 2 weeks ago
Ever since 1981, when the writing of Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger was introduced to an English-language audience, autism professionals have embraced Asperger syndrome (AS) as a condition. It...

A comedian with Asperger's who isn't an antisocial introvert? It's no joke

The Guardian - 2 weeks ago
No two people on the autistic spectrum are the same, just as no neurotypical (as people who aren't on the spectrum are known) individuals are the same: understanding this will go a long way to...

Is the Definition of Autism Too Broad?

Psychology Today (blog) - 2 weeks ago
Someone like me would not have been diagnosed with autism at all under the rules of DSM III. A few years later, with the arrival of DSM IV, I was diagnosed with Asperger's (now a descriptor for...

Anthony Hopkins and his estranged daughter: Abandonment, addictions and his Asperger's syndrome

The Mercury News - 4 weeks ago
In interviews in 2017, Hopkins said he had received a late-in-life diagnosis of Asperger's, a condition that affects social interaction and is on the higher-functioning end of the autism...

New research reveals that the physician behind Asperger's syndrome was an active participant in Nazi eugenics

Science Magazine (blog) - 1 week ago
Wing resurrected Asperger's description of a broad condition he called “autistic psychopathy” in his obscure 1944 postdoctoral thesis. It expanded the classical conception of autism to...

Hans Asperger, hailed for autism research, may have sent child patients to be killed by Nazis

Washington Post - 2 months ago
His medical assessment was grim. The child, not yet 3, showed signs of mental and physical impairment after an illness that caused inflammation in the brain, he said. “Severe personality...

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