Disability History

The Effects of Eugenics is Being Felt in Doctors Offices, Even Now

Many think eugenics is a thing of the past. It was not left to die when the Nazi party fell or when the autism DNA project had clapback. It is especially evident when the genetic test for Down’s syndrome was made widely available. Now there is a test to see if your fetus has Down’s… Continue reading The Effects of Eugenics is Being Felt in Doctors Offices, Even Now

Autistic History: Judge Rotenberg Center

The Judge Rotenberg Center is an institution that is located in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded by Mathew Israel in 1971 and originally called the Behavior Research Institute. Israel was a psychologist who trained with B F Skinner, the founder of radical behaviorism. In 1994, they changed their name to the Judge Rotenberg Center to “honor the… Continue reading Autistic History: Judge Rotenberg Center

Graduate Students Find Error in Autism Diagnosis Tool That Prevented Many People From Being Diagnosed

Normally when there is a suspicion of autism, a diagnosis team is sought out. One of the first tools to see if the person in question is in fact autistic and to move forward are screeners. These screeners come in the form of checklists and questionnaires.   One of the screeners is called the Autism… Continue reading Graduate Students Find Error in Autism Diagnosis Tool That Prevented Many People From Being Diagnosed