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Multiple AutismsSpectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science$
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Jennifer S. Singh

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698301

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.001.0001

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Parent Advocacy and the Rise of Autism Genetics Research

Parent Advocacy and the Rise of Autism Genetics Research

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Multiple Autisms

Jennifer S. Singh

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 2 offers a social history of two parent advocacy groups established in the 1990’s, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN). This chapter investigates how their collective action created a new infrastructure of people, technologies, and genetic materials that influenced the rise of autism genomic science.

Keywords:   National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR, Cure Autism Now, Genetics, Genomic science, Autism, Technology, Parental activism, Health social movements

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