Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone / Edition 1

Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone / Edition 1

by Douglas Biklen, Richard Attfield, Larry Bissonnette, Lucy Blackman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814799280

ISBN-13: 9780814799284

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: New York University Press

Autism has been defined by experts as a developmental disorder affecting social and communication skills as well as verbal and nonverbal communication. It is said to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. This book challenges the prevailing, tragic narrative of impairment that so often characterizes discussions about autism.

Autism and the Myth of

Overview

Autism has been defined by experts as a developmental disorder affecting social and communication skills as well as verbal and nonverbal communication. It is said to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. This book challenges the prevailing, tragic narrative of impairment that so often characterizes discussions about autism.

Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone seriously engages the perspectives of people with autism, including those who have been considered as the most severely disabled within the autism spectrum. The heart of the book consists of chapters by people with autism themselves, either in an interview format with the author or written by themselves. Each author communicates either by typing or by a combination of speech and typing. These chapters are framed by a substantive introduction and conclusion that contextualize the book, the methodology, and the analysis, and situate it within a critical disability studies framework. The volume allows a look into the rich and insightful perspectives of people who have heretofore been thought of as uninterested in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799284
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction A Discussion of Methods
1 Framing Autism
2
I. An Introduction to Sue Rubin
II. A Conversation with Leo Kanner (by Sue Rubin)
3
I. An Introduction to Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
II. Questions and Answers (by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay and Douglas Biklen)
4
I. An Introduction to Lucy Blackman
II. Re?ections on Language (by Lucy Blackman)
I. An Introduction to Larry Bissonnette
II. Letters Ordered through Typing Produce the Story of an Artist
Stranded on the Island of Autism (by Larry Bissonnette)
6
I. An Introduction to Alberto Frugone
II. Salient Moments in the Life of Alberto, as a Child, a Youth, a Young Man (by Alberto Frugone)
7
I. An Introduction to Richard Att?eld
II. The Colour of Rich (by Richard Att?eld)
8
I. The World as I’d Like It to Be (by Jamie Burke)
II. The Myth of the Person Alone (by Douglas Biklen)
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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