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[Sydney] SBS News and Current Affairs
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  • Asperger'S Syndrome.
  • Asperger'S Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Autism In Children.
  • Autistic Children
  • Autistic Youth
  • Autism In Children
  • Cognition Disorders In Children.
  • Developmental Disabilities.
  • Parents Of Autistic Children
  • Psychoses In Children.
  • Communication
  • Medicine


This session with the Insight Focus Group, discusses autism. In the group are families desperate for answers, autistic adults who reflect on their struggle, and experts and researchers. Gives an outline of the situation with autism in Australia, today; a brief definition of the term; and a description of the traits, ie. a lack of social skills, communication difficulties, and obsessive behaviour. Antoinette Currah reports, as relayed live to the studio, on a case of parents with an autistic child, desperate for help with their problems. There are still many unanswered questions which surround autism, such as the reason for the increase of cases in Australia, the cause, and cure. Today, research into autism is still in its infancy; and therapies which have been tried are all costly and controversial.

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