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Study: Children quick to judge peers with autism

from Disability Scoop

Typically-developing kids often see their peers with autism as less friendly and less trustworthy, new research suggests, and they're making these assessments quickly based on appearance alone. Researchers found that typically-developing children formed their impressions of those with autism in as little as 30 seconds. The findings come from a study of 44 typically-developing 11-year-olds who viewed a series of short, silent videos featuring other children their age who were filmed while responding to simple questions from an interviewer. They were not told that some of the kids in the videos had autism. more

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