Greater awareness of autism spectrum disorder will result in greater understanding and inclusion. Photo: Alamy
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

On World Autism Awareness Day, a look at how the disorder was named

  • Rooted in Greek, the term was coined in 1912
  • Its modern use was adopted in the 1940s by Austrian psychologist Hans Asperger

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Greater awareness of autism spectrum disorder will result in greater understanding and inclusion. Photo: Alamy
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