In 1973 when Judge Steve Leifman was interning in Tallahassee for a state senator, his office was notified that a parent was seeking help for their child being held inappropriately in a South Florida State Hospital. He found the young man tied to the bed, both arms and legs in restraints, and enormously overweight from the Thorazine (antipsychotic medication) hospital staff had been injecting him with. But the bloated young man strapped to the bed was not psychotic. He was autistic.
- Mental Illness in Children: Childhood Illness and Supporting the Family, Rosemary Sheehan 2017
- Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits, Daniel Goleman in NY Times WELL blog, 2014
- What Is Mindfulness, and Why Do Kids Need It?, by David Gelles in NY Times WELL blog