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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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Cerebralizing Autism within the Neurodiversity Movement

Cerebralizing Autism within the Neurodiversity Movement

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(p.73) 3 Cerebralizing Autism within the Neurodiversity Movement
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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/9780816688883.003.0004

Francisco Ortega This chapter analyzes the relationship between autistic people and their brains. In particular, it explores how a brain-related vocabulary was mobilized by autistic self-advocates to deconstruct deficit-focused narratives of autism. At the same time, it challenges the idea that neuroscience is radically transforming notions of personhood and community.

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

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