Childhood autism and social class: a question of selection?

  title={Childhood autism and social class: a question of selection?},
  author={Lorna Wing},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • Lorna Wing
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Children with typical autism, other early childhood psychoses and severe mental retardation without autistic behaviour were identified in an epidemiological study in an area of South East London. The social class distribution of their fathers was examined and no significant differences were found between the groups, nor in a comparison with the general population of the area. Fathers of children with autism and related conditions referred to an out-patient clinic with a special interest in… CONTINUE READING

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