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P​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​urpose: The historical and theoretical foundations of aut

The historical and theoretical foundations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greatly influenced the understanding of ASD. Understanding how ASD was diagnosed and viewed throughout key historical events is important when considering how to assist children with ASD today.
For this assignment, you will write an informative essay to analyze five historical and theoretical events.
The five historical and theoretical events are:
Pioneer views of ASD prior to 1900s
Clinicians and researchers associated autism spectrum disorder with “refrigerator mothers” and childhood schizophrenia
The standardization of diagnostic criteria for ASD, including a discussion of Ivar Lovaas’ intensive behavior therapy results
The study pub​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​lished by Andrew Wakefield in 1998 suggesting that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism
Revision of the DSM-5
Your informative essay should include the following:
Title page in current APA style
Provide information on each historical event
Explain how each event was important to the study of ASD
Explain how perceptions of ASD have changed over time
Explain how this knowledge will help support children with ASD
Conclusion summarizing the information
Reference page in current APA style
Assignment Guidelines
Your essay should be 2–3 pages in length, with a separate title and reference page. Please include at least three different references in your responses and properly cite all sources using current APA formatting and citati​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​on style.

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