The article first talks about the history of the discovery of autism. Originally they believed autism was not discovered until the mid 1900’s, however, sources show it may have been diagnosed earlier. After a background of the discovery of and diagnosis of autism, the article goes on to focus on a specific man who first started in teaching the blind how to read and write. He later on did more work to benefit the autistic. I found it interesting that doctors think that autism could have been caused by some traumatic event earlier on in human history.