Autism spectrum disorder (Part 3) – Is this autism?

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 3) – Is this autism?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15452

Charlie is sitting in the corner of your room and refuses to look or speak to you. He has no interest in you or your room. Mum wants to know…is he just naughty or is this autism? 

Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (Part 2) – why is this happening to me?!, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15447

You have been referred Charlie, a 2yo boy, by his general practitioner who suspects that he has autism. He attends your room with his mother who feels helpless surrounding this potential “label” that is being considered for her son. She has a list of questions however her first one is “why is this happening to me?” 

Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?

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Mary Hardimon. Autism spectrum disorder (part 1) – what’s in a name?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.15442

Since being first described by Dr Leo Kanner of John Hopkin’s University in 1943, the terminology used in the diagnosis and reference to autism spectrum disorder has changed multiple times making it confusing not only for families but also clinicians.