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Educational Issues in Adolescence

  • Borgny Rusten
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Abstract

Autism is a casually selected name for a casually selected group. The criteria for its diagnosis have gradually become so extensive that the piece of the jigsaw puzzle for which people were looking originally has become several pieces, indeed almost an entire puzzle, without science having solved the riddle of autism. It is true that research has established that some autistic persons have metabolic disorders or a fragile X-cromosome or damage to or maldevelopment of the cerebellum or other parts of the central nervous system, but just how these defects produce autism remains unknown.

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