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LA Times Discusses Modern Autism Issues

By Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D. on December 26, 2011


Pop News Brief: Between 11 December and 16 December, the Los Angeles Times published a four-part series discussing today’s controversial topics in autism. Alan Zarembo, LA Times staff writer, explores modern issues, such as the increased rate of autism diagnosis, the demographic-based struggles to ensure early intervention and therapy, the benefits and limitations of applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and the realities associated with a diagnosis of autism during adulthood. The articles are paired with a sidebar containing video vignettes of patients and families with autism, an interactive checklist for diagnosis, a map showing autism rates in the Unites States, and a timeline highlighting key historical moments in autism diagnosis and research.


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