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Carers UK Forum • Autisms early child
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Autisms early child

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:56 pm
by rosemary
Michael Edge was one of the first children to be diagnosed as autistic, at a time when few in Britain had heard of the disorder. His mother was told to lock him away in an institution. Christopher Stevens, whose own son is autistic, traces Michael's remarkable and poignant life
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Re: Autisms early child

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:30 am
by charles47
Incredible story, but as for "you never used to see it"... Image

In Leicestershire, in 1988, there were 42 kids with a diagnosis. The local autism group knew of well over 200 who should have been diagnosed. Now there are many more. In my work, I've come across people without a diagnosis that should have been picked up years ago.

Re: Autisms early child

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:55 pm
by Melly1
Interesting article.

Melly1