Since April is autism awareness month, we wanted to do our
part in bringing awareness. Here are
some basic facts about autism you may not already know.
A Brief History of Autism
Swiss psychiatrist Eugene
Bleuler first used the term autism in 1911 to describe a subset of his
patients, who he believed to have schizophrenia. It means ‘isolated self’ and derives from the
Greek word ‘autos’ (self).
In the 1940s, psychiatrists began to use the term to