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5 Things You Don't Know About Autism (Part 2 of 2)

Psych Not2Go

Watch 5 Myths about Autism PART 1: https://youtu.be/qVlHGox0Vpc

Just over forty years ago, autism was first recognized as a distinct diagnosis in the DSM-III. Since then, awareness of autism has become widespread among the public and thankfully most of this has been respectful and positive. Unfortunately, there have also been unscientific myths about autism that exploit some people’s confusion and anxiety. These contribute to negative stigma and make it harder for autistic people to truly be understood and flourish in society. Have you fallen prey to any of these myths?

Writer: Brian Cham
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Sun Biscuit
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

Bennett, M., Webster, A. A., Goodall, E., & Rowland, S. (2019). Life on the Autism Spectrum: Translating Myths and Misconceptions into Positive Futures. Springer.

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