Brief History of Autism


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PowerPoint Slides of presentation:



“Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact” (1943) [Slides 5 & 33]:


History of Blame (PBS) [Slides 14-15, 17 & 22]:


Guide to the Richard Pollak Collection of Bruno Bettelheim Research Materials 1863-2006 (University of Chicago) [Slide 16]:


Portland Press Herald (Oregon Newspaper) [Slide 18]:


The Embryo Project Encyclopedia (Arizona State University) [Slides 27-28]:


Bettelheim’s TV show appearances (Dick Cavett Show) [Slide 29]:


Bettelheim’s “Documentaries” [Slide 30]:


Rimland’s Overkill (Health Counselor Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 6; June/July 1994) [Slide 39]: (link, affiliated with a website the promote a specific autism early intervention method, no longer valid)

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