When that question was asked one or two decades ago, most people familiar with the term “autism” would have said “Certainly not.” They had heard of Leo Kanner’s work (Kanner, 1943). He had used the term “infantile autism.” It meant a psychiatric disorder of early childhood involving severe disturbances of human relationships, speech, communication, and cognitive functions. It also involved all kinds of behavior problems, including repetitive behaviors and resistance to their change.
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