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Autism Is an Identity, Not a Disease: Inside the Neurodiversity Movement

by Katerine Reynolds Lewis   At first glance, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) annual gala in November looked like many a Washington, D.C., nonprofit fundraiser. Approaching the swank ballroom of a downtown hotel, I saw the standard check-in table by the door, and coat check nearby. But with my drink ticket, I received an […]

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: What the Neurodiversity Movement Does—And Doesn’t—Offer | Circa Feb 2018

It has long been a commonplace accusation against the neurodiversity movement that those of us among the autistic community who are neurodiversity supporters comprise the “very high-functioning,” and that while it’s fine for us to say that what we really need is acceptance and accommodation—we simply don’t understand the challenges of the truly disabled. This accusation […]

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The Neurodiversity Reader – Call for Submissions – The Participatory Autism Research Collective

News The Neurodiversity Reader – Call for Submissions Twenty years on – tracing the influence of the neurodiversity movement on theory and practice. This is a call for submissions for an upcoming p… Source: The Neurodiversity Reader – Call for Submissions – The Participatory Autism Research Collective