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  1. Donald Triplett, in full Donald Gray Triplett, (born September 1933, Forest, Mississippi, U.S.), American male who was the first person diagnosed with autism. Triplett was the eldest son of an affluent family; his mother’s family had founded the local bank in Forest, Mississippi, and his father was an attorney. It became apparent at an early age that social interaction was challenging and ...

  2. Feb 23, 2014 · 1944: A German scientist named Hans Asperger describes a "milder" form of autism now known as Asperger's Syndrome. The cases he reported were all boys who were highly intelligent but had...

  3. Nov 7, 2018 · Sukhareva’s characterization came nearly two decades before Austrian doctors Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger published what have long been considered to be the first clinical accounts of autism.

  4. Sep 14, 2010 · Donald Gray Triplett, 77, was the first person ever diagnosed with autism. By JOHN DONVAN and CAREN ZUCKER via. September 14, 2010, 6:44 AM. 4:29. Sept. 15, 2010 -- In 1951, a Hungarian-born ...

  5. Jul 27, 2021 · An Austrian-American psychiatrist and physician, Leo Kanner first described autism in 1943 . In his article, he mentioned children with delayed echolalia as well as how they wanted to maintain sameness in their lives. He also wrote that these children were also gifted in terms of intelligence and they had an extraordinary memory.

  6. The goal of psychotherapy may not be to cure ASD, but to help people with ASD function at their best and cope with challenges. The American Psychological Association gratefully acknowledges Latha Soorya, PhD, Laura Arnstein Carpenter, PhD, and Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, for contributing to this fact sheet.

  7. Nov 13, 2021 · In some states, early intervention programs provide free multidisciplinary evaluations; in other states, such evaluations may be hard to access. A word of advice from highly experienced psychologist Dr. Robert Naseef: even if your initial diagnosis comes from a psychologist, it may be worth your while to also consult an M.D.