How can we look to the future if we do not know our past? By gaining a greater understanding of the development of the autism phenomenon, we can place the exciting current research into a framework which may just give us a glimpse into the future.
Providing an overview of the history of autism woven together with the reality of today may show a pattern. A pattern which can help us to learn more about the world in general.
The change in how the world views psychological diagnoses shows how cultures are adapting the knowledge gathered. Exciting times!