REDEFINING AUTISM

Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the brain processes information. We who are autistic live in a specialized inner space that is entirely intellectual, free from emotional and social...

AUTISM AS AN INTELLECTUAL LENS

Autism, from the Greek word meaning self, was coined in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist, Eugen Bleuler, who used it to describe withdrawal into one’s inner world [1]. Autistic children appear to be in a world of their own, isolated and alone, with senses that can overload...

A NEED TO REDEFINE AUTISM

Currently, one in 59 children (1.7%) are being diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During the 1960s, one in 250 (0.4%) were diagnosed with autism. This apparent 420% increase in reported cases is largely due to misdiagnoses occasioned by changing criteria....