ABC RN Life Matters: Re-defining autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that is currently diagnosed in one in 100 Australians.

But it wasn’t always called autism, it used to be called “childhood schizophrenia”.

And while it’s true that language has changed, what about perceptions?

Listeners share their experiences of having a child in their family with autism.

How have things changed through the generations?

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