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‘Tainted kids,’ other odd phrases cropping up in autism studies

In April, developmental neuropsychologist Dorothy Bishop noticed strange phrases in a 2021 study of autistic children who interacted with a human-like robot. It described the children as “tainted kids” and “medically introverted,” and it referred to autism as a “disease” and a “mental imbalance.” The whole article was published by Spectrum.

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