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Reply To: Autism based in trauma ?

Michele Thompson

Dear Liz

I agree with Liz 100% although trauma can arise in childhood through the use of unhelpful interventions such as ABA and the more behavioural approaches to supporting communication which can lead to significant masking issues (and impact upon mental health). I am autistic myself and feel very strongly about this. There is a body of evidence which is looking at genetic factors and I would direct you to some of Simon Baron Cohen’s more recent work on this. I may have some of the research papers somewhere as I recently attended one of his lectures.
Happy to talk further.
Kind regards