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Webinar: Deborah Fein discusses an ‘optimal outcome’ in autism

26 April 2017
The Presenter

Deborah Fein

Professor, University of Connecticut

On 26 April, Deborah Fein discussed one form of ‘optimal outcome’ in autism.

You can watch a complete replay of the webinar above.

Use the comments section below to submit questions we didn’t have time to discuss during the Q&A session or to pose follow-up questions for Fein.

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  • Ethyl

    I ordered Dr. Fein’s book. My son is 23 years old but I worked very hard with him 20 years ago. I just want to see if any of the things I did, she also does. We spent an hour or two a day learning language visually. I wouldn’t say he was optimum outcome ~only~ because he had a hard time in school and we ended up homeschooling in high school. He does have an associates in CNC machine tooling, a full time job, and is planning his second vacation in Europe. He did not get his perseverance from me…we are so proud! He never gives up.

  • Ethyl

    Another “compensatory” paper…http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763417301732 Frappe/Livingston “English” version.

    Love this idea of compensation. Gives biological nuance to the awful idea of achieving “normality”.


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