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From changelings to extraterrestrials: depictions of autism in popular culture

William R. Albury New England, Armidale, Australia   While evolution of the modern concept of autism dates from the middle of the twentieth century, evidence suggests that behaviors which are now considered autistic have occurred in the human species since its prehistoric origins (Spikins). The cause of autism is unknown, and its diagnosis can be […]