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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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Autism and the Task of the Translator

Autism and the Task of the Translator

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(p.305) 13 Autism and the Task of the Translator
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Worlds of Autism
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Joyce Davidson

Michael Orsini

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0014

Kristina Chew This chapter opens with a brief examination of current conventional approaches to speaking for and about autism and autistic people. The remainder of the chapter explores alternatives, discussing representational practice, and drawing on Walter Benjamin’s understanding of translation as a framework for re-centering people with autism as makers of meaning.

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

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