Dr. Grinker's address: "What in the World is Autism?: Global and Cultural Perspectives"
Description: Dr. Grinker explores autism from an anthropological perspective; asking questions such as, where did autism come from; who came up with the term and under what historical and cultural influences and how do different countries recognize and treat autism, and why do their approaches differ? He investigates evidence of autism before it was known as autism, and shows how even today its existence in various countries continues to be often unacknowledged and misunderstood, and the consequences of how different societies approach the diagnosis and existence of autism.
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