See, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Ching Mey (2005) Teaching And Learning Programs For Autistic Children. In: APECA Conseling For Peace And Harmony Mid-Year Workshop, 7-8 September, 2005, Radin Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The psychologist, Leo Kanner, separated autism from others and coined the term, infantile autism in 1943. The word "autism" comes from the Greek words - "au", which means "self' and "ism", which implies "orientation or state". Autism is then the condition of somebody who is unusually absorbed in himself or herself (Reber, 1985). It is a lifelong disability affecting areas of the brain that control understanding, emotions, speech and gesticulation, and the general ability to interact socially.
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