- Changes in the diagnosis of autism: how parents and professionals act and react in France
CERMES3, INSERM U, CNRS UMR, EHESS, Paris Descartes University, France
Cult Med Psychiatry 37:405-26. 2013
..The interactions between changes in the diagnostic process, policy, and parental experiences have led to changes in the way autism is defined, understood, and experienced...
- [Autism: overestimation of the genetic origins]
Centre de recherche médecine, Sciences, santé, santé mentale et société, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris Cedex 06, France
Med Sci (Paris) 26:659-62. 2010
..Indeed, if being a twin is a risk factor for autism, then there may be an upwards bias in estimates of the genetic contribution to autism, and the intrauterine environment, including competition for nutrients, has been neglected...
- The autism diagnostic experiences of French parents
Université Paris Descartes and INSERM, Universite Paris Descartes, France
Autism 15:83-97. 2011
..Regarding the way the diagnosis was announced, 63% of the parents of children with autism and 93% of the parents of adults with autism were dissatisfied. We discuss the parents' reactions and the changes in the diagnostic process...
- What can we learn about autism from autistic persons?
INSERM, U 611, CNRS, UMR 8136, Universite Paris Descartes, CESAMES Centre de Recherche Psychotropes, santé mentale, Paris, France
Psychother Psychosom 77:271-9. 2008
..The aim of this study is to highlight their personal experiences, and to compare them to scientific and medical knowledge and representations...
- Autism and social movements: French parents' associations and international autistic individuals' organisations
CESAMES, Universite Paris Descartes, 75270 Paris cedex 0, France
Sociol Health Illn 30:76-96. 2008
..If the disability movement is considered as the latest generation of social movements, the action of autistic persons can be viewed as the latest generation of the disability movements...