Some of the earliest work in #autism by Kanner and Bettelheim blamed #RefrigeratorMothers and #DistantFathers. Same for #homosexuality. You would think that in the 21st century the #science of #autism was beyond such irresponsibility. Unfortunately a recent discourse on Twitter with one of the few #ActuallyAutistic academicians in the field shows it is not. Is this beginning of another century of blame the parents? Child abuse witch hunts with an assumption of guilt until proven innocent by the ‘experts’? Another layer of investigation to the already challenging pathway to PDA diagnosis?
Can a child #OutGrow #Autism? That is a quagmire of assumptions. Yet it is exactly what one scientific study into autism is claiming. But what is the truth?
This article is striking in its #autism friendly language and its unbiased views on #research. But don’t believe me…read it for yourself.