Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is anybody not autistic these days?

Lumping Mozart and Einstein in with those who have severe socialisation problems is no help to sufferers or science.
Sandy Starr
How can you tell if someone’s not autistic?
This may seem like an odd question, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the world of autism and the families, clinicians and researchers who deal with it. But speaking as someone who’s currently overseeing a project examining the genetics and sociology of autism, and who has experienced autistic traits and related difficulties both in himself (I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in my teens) and in his family, I believe that this is the most contentious question one can ask about autism today.

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