Autism Legislation

Events

"Autism" is used for the 1st time.

1908

(Sole-Smith 2014)

Grandpa is born

1942

Leo Kanner; study of 11 children

1943

childen were highly intelligent but displayed a powerful desire for aloneness, unable to speak or echolalic, and easily upset by minor changes (Keefe, week 1, p.8). "Early infantile Autism" (Sole-Smith 2014)

Hans Asperger

1944

Studied 4 children, advanced language, science, and math skills, also labelled as "autism" (Keefe, week 1, p.9).

Grandma is born

1950

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual

1952

DSM-1: schizophrenic reaction, childhood type (Keefe, week 1, p.10).

Mom and Dad are born

1967

DSM-II- Schizophrenia childhood type, "refrigerator mothers" theory

1968

(Sole-Smith, 2014)

Lorna Wing- 'spectrum' of symptoms

1970

(Keefe, Week 1, p. 11)

1st assessments for Autism spectrum, DSM-II

1980
  • used term Asperger Syndrome in place of "high functioning autism". Effort to make DSM-II scientific, included term "infantile autism" under PDD category (Keefe, Week 1, p. 11).

Bill 82

1980

Schools required to have special education classes (Keefe, Week 2, 2016, p.6).

Sister is born (Kamila)

1986

Age of onset removed, checklist changed

1987

(Keefe, 2016, p.13).

Rain Man movie raises Autism awareness

1988

(Sole-Smith, 2014)

Family came to Canada

1990

Regulation 181/98 & Reg. 306

1990

Reg. 181/98 establishes procedures for identifying student as 'exceptional'. Reg. 306: every school board required to have SpEd plan

I was born

1993

Asperger's Syndrome added to DSM

1994

expanding the autism spectrum to include milder cases in which individuals tend to be more highly functioning (Sole-Smith, 2014)

Special Education Grant

1997

(Keefe, Week 2, p.10).

Reg. 464-SPEAC

1998

every school board must have a Special Education Advisory Committee (Keefe, week 2, p.11).

Ontario Ministry Categories of Exceptionalities developed

1999

(Keefe, Week 2, p.15).

Family buys 1st house

2000

Started High School

2007

Memorandum 140- Regulates use of ABA for students with autism and other spec. needs

2007

(Keefe, week 2, p.11).

Graduated Elementary School

2007

CDC estimates 1/110 children have Autism

2009

(Sole-Smith, 2014).

Parent's Separate

2010

Graduated High School

2011

Started Concurrent Ed program @ Laurier Brantford

2011 - 2013

Started CYW Program @ Mohawk College (Brantford)

2013 - 2014

The DSM-5 folds all subcategories of the condition into one umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

2013

Asperger's Syndrome is no longer considered a separate condition. ASD is defined by two categories: 1) Impaired social communication and/or interaction. 2) Restricted and/or repetitive behaviors (Sole-Smith, 2014).

Met my boyfriend

2013

Started EA Program @ Conestoga

2015

New Autism program introduced for the following year

2016

(Keefe, Week 2, p.20).