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- Week 1
- 1 Your understanding of autism
- 2 What is autism?
- 3 Sources of knowledge
- 4 Methods for understanding autism
- 5 Personal testimonies
- 6 Brief history of autism: key players and milestones
- 6.1 1940s: the pioneers
- 6.2 Asperger revisited
- 6.3 1960s: biological and socio-emotional theories of autism
- 6.4 1960s: developments in the UK
- 6.5 1970s: early research milestones
- 6.6 1980s: an intervention to help children with autism
- 6.7 1980s–90s: a new theory of autism
- 6.8 1960s–2010s: prevalence of autism in the population
- 6.9 1986 onwards: autistic people speak for themselves
- 6.10 1990s onwards: the neurodiversity movement
- 6.11 The autism spectrum in the 21st century
- 7 This week’s quiz
- 8 Summary
- Current section: References
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