Progress in Understanding Autism: 2007–2010
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- Rutter, M.L. J Autism Dev Disord (2011) 41: 395. doi:10.1007/s10803-011-1184-2
Scientific progress is discussed in relation to clinical issues; genetic issues; environmental issues; and the state of play on psychological treatments. It is concluded that substantial gains in knowledge have been achieved during the last 3 years, and there have been some unexpected findings, but major puzzles remain. We should be hopeful of ever greater gains in the years ahead, but both prevention and cure remain elusive.