The article we read about detailed the history of autism and how it has become more recognized overtime. The author points out a figure in history named Howe, who was a social activist. He first set about helping the blind learn. After success in this realm, he went on an taught “idiots.” Although Howe was not comfortable using the term idiot because many of the individuals he studied showed talent in a specified field. For example: in one case, a man had the talent of perfect pitch. Howe went on to create a school for “idiots.” These “idiots” many times would be labeled as autistic in present day.