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)
Studied 4 children, advanced language, science, and math skills, also labelled as "autism" (Keefe, week 1, p.9).
Grandma is born
Diagnostic & Statistical Manual
DSM-1: schizophrenic reaction, childhood type (Keefe, week 1, p.10).
Mom and Dad are born
DSM-II- Schizophrenia childhood type, "refrigerator mothers" theory
Lorna Wing- 'spectrum' of symptoms
(Keefe, Week 1, p. 11)
1st assessments for Autism spectrum, DSM-II
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).
Schools required to have special education classes (Keefe, Week 2, 2016, p.6).
Sister is born (Kamila)
Age of onset removed, checklist changed
(Keefe, 2016, p.13).
Rain Man movie raises Autism awareness
Family came to Canada
Regulation 181/98 & Reg. 306
Reg. 181/98 establishes procedures for identifying student as 'exceptional'. Reg. 306: every school board required to have SpEd plan
I was born
Asperger's Syndrome added to DSM
expanding the autism spectrum to include milder cases in which individuals tend to be more highly functioning (Sole-Smith, 2014)
Special Education Grant
(Keefe, Week 2, p.10).
every school board must have a Special Education Advisory Committee (Keefe, week 2, p.11).
Ontario Ministry Categories of Exceptionalities developed
(Keefe, Week 2, p.15).
Family buys 1st house
Graduated Elementary School
Memorandum 140- Regulates use of ABA for students with autism and other spec. needs
(Keefe, week 2, p.11).
Started High School
CDC estimates 1/110 children have Autism
Graduated High School
Started Concurrent Ed program @ Laurier Brantford
2011 - 2013
Met my boyfriend
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)
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).
Started EA Program @ Conestoga
New Autism program introduced for the following year