Representing the Autism Spectrum

In a recent article, published in The American Journal of Bioethics by Robert Chapman and myself*, we argue that accurate representation of the entire autism spectrum requires putting the voices of non-verbal autistics center-stage. The article is titled ‘ Representing the Autism Spectrum,’ (hence the title of this post), and attempts to remedy the binary framing common within the autism cure-versus-acceptance literature.

Intended as a response to an article by McCoy et al. we criticize their set-up of autism as binary framing between what we call “self-representing…

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Walter Veit

Walter Veit

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Scientist, philosopher, and writer at the University of Sydney. Homepage: walterveit.com | You can follow me on https://www.facebook.com/WalterVeitOfficialPage