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“Most Popular Autism Therapy May Not Work — and May Seriously Harm Patients’ Mental Health”
By Beth Hawkins in The74
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But unless autism research becomes diverse and global at the same time, we will retain the ‘knowledge gap’ between the high-income/English-speaking nations and the rest of the world. — Petrus De Vries

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