Trapped Children: Popular Images of Children with Autism in the 1960s and 2000s

  title={Trapped Children: Popular Images of Children with Autism in the 1960s and 2000s},
  author={Jennifer C. Sarrett},
  journal={Journal of Medical Humanities},
The lay public inherits much of its information about disability and mental illness through the media, which often relies on information from popular scientific works. Autism, as it was defined during the dominance of psychogenic paradigms of mental illness, generated certain tropes surrounding it, many of which have been popularized through media representations. Often inaccurate, these tropes have persisted into contemporary times despite a paradigmatic shift from psychogenic to biological… 
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