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Brock University’s Special Collections and Archives has started collecting materials for a new archive on a neurological disorder that affects 1 out of every 100 children in Canada - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The Autism Collection at Brock, which quietly launched earlier this year, aims to collect the day-to-day records of people living or working with ASD in order to preserve the wide-ranging history of autism in North America.
So far the initiative has been well received within the ASD community.
The collection’s first donor was noted author and autism activist Temple Grandin, who donated some of her early writings on autism and her main profession, the development of humane equipment and treatment of livestock in the meat industry.