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Bryna Siegel Ph.D.
Autism probably is not a single thing. Many childhood neurodevelopmental disorders overlap with it, changing how we should think about its identification.
It gets harder to separate truth, truthiness, opinion, alternative facts and lies on the internet. Is this driving the antivaxxer movement?
After the day of diagnosis, families living with autism are often on their own. Experts need to step up & provide more ongoing guidance and support for this life-long challenge.
Educational inclusion of special education pupils with autism should be recognized as a method--not a civil right. When is it the right method?
In autism, "diagnosing for dollars" can lead to unneeded treatment for some, treatment denial for others, and unequal allocation of costly resources. Can we do better?
"Autism" has changed from what used to be "autism." What does this mean for social policy, and is being "on the spectrum" the same as "classical" autism?
The 2018 meetings of the International Society for Autism Research: Is it okay for the social conventions of the "Neurotypicals" to be encroached upon by the "Neurodiverse?"
Bryna Siegel, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and autism specialist. She is a professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of five books on autism.