Growing Out of Autism
This chapter is about one autistic child, as she was and as she is today. It cannot be a case study-there is no room for that. It took nearly 300 pages to describe her first 8 years (C. C. Park, 1967). But because her earlier development has been described in more published detail than, I believe, that of any other autistic child (see also C. C. Park, 1977, 1978, 1982; D. Park, 1974; D. Park & Youderian, 1974), it should be of use at least to sketch her continuing progress as she has grown, not to young womanhood in any complete sense but into a person able to enjoy her life and to make a real contribution to her family and to society.
KeywordsNormal Child Autistic Child Bizarre Behavior Childhood Schizophrenia Autistic People
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