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TEDxPeachtree – Ami Klin – Autism: Disruptions in Early Human Social Adaptation Mechanisms

December 13, 2011 3 comments

A note from Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson PhD:

Dr. Ami Klin explains the importance of helping the young child with autism become engaged with the social environment, which increases the learning opportunities that are available to the child.  Although our goal is to get children with autism into intervention as soon as possible, it is never too late for an individual with autism to benefit from interventions that focus on increasing social interaction.  

World renowned autism authority Dr. Ami Klin takes a deeper look at autism beyond its widely acknowledged genetic origins. He explores how autism results when the evolutionarily conserved and developmentally early emerging mechanisms of social adaptation, such as the mutually reinforcing choreography between infant and caregiver, are disrupted.

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