Annual Research Review: Looking back to look forward - changes in the concept of autism and implications for future research.

@article{Happ2020AnnualRR,
  title={Annual Research Review: Looking back to look forward - changes in the concept of autism and implications for future research.},
  author={Francesca Happ{\'e} and Uta Frith},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2020}
}
  • F. Happé, U. Frith
  • Published 28 January 2020
  • Psychology
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
The concept of autism is a significant contribution from child psychiatry that has entered wider culture and public consciousness, and has evolved significantly over the last four decades. Taking a rather personal retrospective, reflecting on our own time in autism research, this review explores changes in the concept of autism and the implications of these for future research. We focus on seven major changes in how autism is thought of, operationalised, and recognised: (1) from a narrow… 

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