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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 as a Form of Biological Citizenship

Autism as a Form of Biological Citizenship

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(p.97) 4 Autism as a Form of Biological Citizenship
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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/9780816688883.003.0005

Charlotte Brownlow and Lindsay O’Dell The neurodiversity movement claims autism as a difference (and often as a superior identity). This chapter considers how a biological explanation of autism has been refashioned into a neurological account of neurodiversity, which can help people with autism to engage with negative and disabling mainstream models of autism.

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

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