'A Different Key' authors at autism seminar

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Jon Donvan, contributing correspondent to ABC News, and Caren Zucker, journalist and producer for ABC, discuss highlights from their book, “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.” The co-authors were guest lecturers at the Child Study Center’s undergraduate seminar, “Autism and Related Disorders,” taught by Yale Professors Fred Volkmar, James McPartland, and other Child Study Center faculty members. (See related stories: “Creative Classroom: Unraveling the tangle of autism” and “Outreach to Boy Scouts coincides with Yale autism class’ 30th anniversary.”)

Donvan and Zucker’s book chronicles the 75-year history of autism and examines vaccine wars, the rise of advocacy groups, and stories of families dealing with condition, including Donald Triplett, the first child diagnosed with autism.  
Donvan was also on campus to host the IQ Squared debate on the motion: Free Speech is Threatened on College Campuses.

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