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Writer/Curator/Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project. Contributing Author to Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood, and Concepts of Normality by Wendy Lawson, and soon to be published Gravity Pulls You In. Writing my own book. Lecturer on autism and the media and parenting. Current graduate student Critical Disability Studies and most importantly, mother of Adam -- a new and emerging writer.

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” -- Baruch Spinoza

Monday, May 26, 2008


The Autistic Rigthts Movement - NY Magazine

A photo of Ari Ne'eman, of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network from the magazine.

An interesting article on The Autism Rights Movement here in New York Magazine. The only trouble is how the writer generalizes that the "movement" does not see autism as disability.

As I'm not feeling too well, I can't write much but Kristina did write about the piece in her blog Autism Vox.


Blogger geosaru said...

Why is it that everytime people hear that we don't want to eradicate autism that it must mean we don't think it's a disability? Is it so hard for people to think positively about disabled people?

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Alain said...

Many people still believe that autism is a mental illness. I even had a neurobio textbook which tended to support that belief by suggesting an hypothesis of brain damage caused by talidomide (yes I was fuming...). In that standpoint, eradicating it is considered a good thing.

now the question is how to shift the public's perception from an illness to a disability, that is a question which I asked myself many times over the years.

5:12 PM  

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