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Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms & Definitions | Nick Walker

New paradigms often require a bit of new language. This is certainly the case with the neurodiversity paradigm – even the word neurodiversity itself is still relatively new, having been coined by autistic sociologist Judy Singer in 1998. I see many Source: Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms & Definitions

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Guiding Principles for a Course on Autism

Early on in my process of designing my Critical Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity course for the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program at California Institute of Integral Studies, I asked myself the question, “What are the most essential and indispensible guiding principles any … Source: Guiding Principles for a Course on Autism

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NEUROCOSMOPOLITANISM — NICK WALKER’S NOTES ON NEURODIVERSITY, AUTISM, AND COGNITIVE LIBERTY

Seven Guiding Principles Early on in my process of designing my Critical Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity course for the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program at California Institute of Integral Studies, I asked myself the question, “What are the most essential and indispensible guiding principles any course on autism must follow, in order to ensure that the course […]

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Report on “Cause of Autism” is Bogus | Nick Walker

So there’s yet another article going around about some scientists who claim to have found “the cause of autism,” and about how this could lead to a “cure” for autism. First of all, autism can’t be “cured,” because it’s not a disease. It’s genetic, and a natural part of the spectrum of human diversity. Trying […]

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Note of Warning To Autistic Community (via Nick Walker) | Anti-Autistic, Anti-Neurodiversity Documentary Alert

Dear Autistic Community & Allies: John Donvan & Caren Zucker, authors of the book “In a Different Key” – a book that promotes anti-autistic bigotry and abuse of autistic children, and deliberately smears and misrepresents the neurodiversity movement – are making a documentary film which they claim is “about the neurodiversity movement.” Obviously, this is […]