The word "autism" was used to describe a subset of schizophrenic patients who were especially withdrawn and self-absorbed.
The word autism was first used in the English language by Swiss psychiatrist Eugene Bleuler.
Psychiatrist Dr. Leo Kanner reported on 11 child patients with striking behavioral similarities.
Hans Asperger published the first scientific study of children with Autism. This study was based on four children.
Autism is caused by refrigerator mothers. This term means that autism is caused by mothers not loving their children enough.
Dr. Leo Kanner observed that children with autism experience a lack of stimulation in their environments.
Autism and its features were validated.
Research on twins finds that autism is caused by genetics and biological differences in brain development.
Autism and Environemtn workshop looks at the effects of environment on the developing brain.
Destafano found no link between autism and vaccinations a child receives.