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Worlds of AutismAcross the Spectrum of Neurological Difference$
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Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816688883

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.001.0001

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The Shifting Horizons of Autism Online

The Shifting Horizons of Autism Online

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(p.285) 12 The Shifting Horizons of Autism Online
Source:
Worlds of Autism
Author(s):

Joyce Davidson

Michael Orsini

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0013

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini This chapter investigates the perceived importance of the Internet for individuals on the autism spectrum. Drawing on a study of autistic autobiographies, the authors are concerned to examine the extent to which online activities expand or contract the social and emotional horizons of autistic life-worlds.

Keywords:   Autism, Cognitive Difference, Neurodiversity, Disability Politics, Social Movements, Politics, Research, Healthcare, Internet

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