Archive

Jessica Park, The House in Monterey (detail), 2003, collection of Jon Sylbert and Lisa Smyle

The basic building blocks of history are what historians call primary sources. This archive includes diverse sources, each one briefly annotated, that illuminate autism’s past and present. Sources are listed alphabetically by author name below. They are also linked to the pages indicated on the right.


Sources

Pages

Hans Asperger, “‘Autistic Psychopathy’ in Childhood,” 1944
Autism Gender Gap
Hans Asperger
Autism in the DSM, 1952-2013
Autism in the DSM
Lauretta Bender to Ellen Donnelly, March 6, 1955
Lauretta Bender
Lauretta Bender, “The Autistic Child,” 1960
Lauretta Bender
Lauuretta Bender, Panel Discussion on Evidence for Non-Psychogenic Origins of Psychoses, 1953
Lauretta Bender
Psychogenesis
Bruno Bettelheim, “Joey, a ‘Mechanical Boy’,” 1959
Bruno Bettelheim
Bruno Bettelheim, “Schizophrenia as a Reaction to Extreme Situations,” 1956
Bruno Bettelheim
Bruno Bettelheim, The Empty Fortress: Infantile Autism and the Birth of the Self, 1967
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychogenesis
Eugen Bleuler, Dementia Praecox or the Group of Schizophrenias, 1911
Autism, the Term
William Bronston, “The Shape of a Marathon,” 1979
Normalization
Wolf Wolfensberger
Clinical Studies from the Children’s Unit, Creedmoor State Hospital, mid-1960s
Lauretta Bender
Floyd M. Crandall, “Hospitalism,” 1897
Hospitalism
Mildred Creak, “Psychoses in Children,” 1938
Autism, the Term
Sante de Sanctis, “On Some Varieties of Dementia Praecox,” 1906
Autism, the Term
J. Louise Despert, “Schizophrenia in Children,” 1938
Autism, the Term
J. Louise Despert, “Thinking and Motility Disorder in a Schizophrenic Child,” 1941
Autism, the Term
Frances Eberhardy, “The View from ‘the Couch’,” 1967
Bruno Bettelheim
C. B. Ferster and Marian K. DeMyer, “A Method for the Experimental Analysis of the Behavior of Autistic Children,” 1962
Applied Behavior Analysis
Sigmund Freud, “On Narcissism,” 1914
Psychogenesis
Temple Grandin and Margaret M. Scariano, Emergence Labeled Autistic, 1986
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, “My Experiences as an Autistic Child and Review of Selected Literature,” 1984
Temple Grandin
Joan E. Kain to Lauretta Bender, April 10, 1950
Hans Asperger
Leo Kanner, “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact,” 1943
Autism, the Term
“Autistic Disturbances of Affective  Contact,” 1943
Leo Kanner
Leo Kanner, “Follow-up Study of Eleven Autistic Children Originally Reported in 1943,” 1971
Leo Kanner
Leo Kanner, “Problems of Nosology and Psychodynamics of Early Infantile Autism,” 1949
Leo Kanner
League for Emotionally Disturbed Children, “An Experimental Program for the Education of Seriously Disturbed Students,” 1955
Childhood Psychosis or Schizophrenia
League for Emotionally Disturbed Children, “The Mentally Ill Child in the Public School,” May 1958
Childhood Psychosis or Schizophrenia
League for Emotionally Disturbed Children, “This Child Is In Trouble,” late 1950s
Childhood Psychosis or Schizophrenia
David M. Levy, “Primary Affect Hunger,” 1937
Hospitalism
Ivar Lovaas, “Contrasting Illness and Behavioral Models for the Treatment of Autistic Children: A Historical Perspective,” 1979
Ivar Lovaas
 Hilde L. Mosse, “The Misuse of the Diagnosis of Childhood Schizophrenia,” 1958
Childhood Psychosis or Schizophrenia
Bengt Nirje, “The Normalization Principle and Its Human Management Implications,” 1969
Normalization
Wolf Wolfensberger
Clara Claiborne Park, The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child, 1967
Clara Claiborne Park
The Siege: The First Eight Year of an Autistic Child, 1967
Robert Perske, “The Dignity of Risk and the Mentally Retarded,” 1972
Mental Retardation
Normalization
Wolf Wolfensberger
Howard W. Potter, “Schizophrenia in Children,” 1933
Autism, the Term
Margaret A. Ribble, The Rights of Infants: Early Psychological Needs and Their Satisfaction, 1943
Psychogenesis
Bernard Rimland, “Freud Is Dead: New Directions in the Treatment of Mentally Ill,” 1970
Psychogenesis
Bernard Rimland, Infantile Autism: The Syndrome and Its Implications for a Neural Theory of Behavior, 1964
Psychogenesis
Dale Evans Rogers, Angel Unaware, 1953
Mental Retardation
“Screams, Slaps and Love: A Surprising, Shocking Treatment Helps Far-Gone Mental Cripples,” 1965
Ivar Lovaas
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, “Hope for Retarded Children,” 1962
Rosemary Kennedy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Mental Retardation
Wolf Wolfensberger, The Principle of Normalization in Human Services, 1972
Normalization
Wolf Wolfensberger

 

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