Donald Triplett, first person diagnosed with autism

18 Sep

Donald Triplett, born in 1933, first seen by Leo Kanner in 1938. Finding no match of Donald’s behavior patterns in the medical or psychiatric literature, Kanner came to describe Donald to his parents, in 1942, as having "autistic disturbances of affective contact. In 1943, in a groundbreaking article, Kanner called Donald’s condition – autism.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35350880

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