South African Medical Journal

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Early Childhod Autism

A.B. Daneel


About 560 White children were suffering from childhood autism in the Republic of South Africa in 1970. Although it is true that there is disagreement about the characteristics, incidence, aetiology, treatment and prognosis of this condition, it is equally true that there are few conditions which have such a disruptive effect on the child and its family, and where there is such a great need to assist them. This article attempts to bring to the notice of those confronted by this problem, the recent advances in this field.

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