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The National Positively Autistic

Is autism a disorder or just a neurological difference? Psychiatrists consider it a mental disorder, but since the early '90s, an autistic rights movement has sprung up, challenging the official view of autism and working to change how the world sees autism. In this special feature, we meet some of the people at the forefront of this movement, and find ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Child Who Couldn't Play

We look at autism, a mysterious disorder that impedes normal development in humans and looks at new developments in its treatment. It was once believed that autism was caused by remote, cold parents; most often the mother was blamed. Today, autism is recognized as a partly genetic biological disorder, but its cause is still a mystery. The Child Who Couldn't ...
  • 1996
  • 00:45:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2009 Autism: Living with Difference

Autism is a complex biomedical condition that is not yet completely understood. It can cause people to have trouble communicating or engage in certain kinds of repetitive behaviour. The traditional approach has been to try to treat it or cure it, but now some are questioning that emphasis. In this News in Review story we’ll hear from some autistic people who want ...
  • 2009
  • 00:16:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2009

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