Autism misdiagnoses: Part 1
The latest statistics find 1 in 100 Americans with autism. The data, published in the journal Pediatrics, highlight research done by the Centers for Disease Control. But a fascinating story in The Atlantic today asks tough questions about those numbers and about the proliferation of autism diagnoses. Writer Jody Becker tells the story of Graham Linthorst who has sensory processing disorder but was diagnosed with autism. When his father, Erik, realized the diagnosis was wrong, he and his wife decided to tell their story in the film Autistic-Like: Graham’s story. They have posted a trailer on YouTube.
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