Autism and diagnostic substitution: evidence from a study of adults
Posted by lightfoot on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 (14:16:11) by Callier Library
Rates of diagnosis of autism have risen since 1980, raising the question of whether some children who previously had other diagnoses are now being diagnosed with autism. We applied contemporary diagnostic criteria for autism to adults with a history of developmental language disorder, to discover whether diagnostic substitution has taken place.
Autistic 12-year-old qualifies for third national karate championship
Posted by lightfoot on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 (14:15:49) By: Casey Phillips
When he first started studying karate four years ago, 12-year-old Brandon Earnshaw couldnâ€™t stand on one foot without losing his balance and falling. In July, heâ€™ll compete in his third consecutive USA National Karate-Do Federation national championship.
His achievement is all the more exceptional because Brandon, who is autistic, struggles to accomplish some things normally developing students do without thinking, said Corey Green, Brandonâ€™s sensei (teacher).
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