Latest News on Autism from Around the World

This section contains news items about autism taken from a wide range of sources, including the Research Autism Press Office

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London as a crucible for autism in the 1950s

If the complete history of autism is ever written, the 1950s and ’60s will be part of the dark ages. I am grateful to science historian Bonnie Evans for shining a light into one particular corner of London, where softly, softly, some dramatic changes were taking place.

15th August 2014

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Obama signs Autism Act renewal

With little fanfare, President Barack Obama signed a reauthorization of the nation’s primary autism legislation that includes more than a billion dollars in federal funding for the developmental disorder.

11th August 2014

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