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“I’ll call a kid a zebra…”: Recognising “Fashionable Autism”

People really don’t like being told that the numbers of autistic diagnoses are rising because it has become “fashionable.” It elicits passionate outcries that autism is a genuine condition, and there is genuine suffering going on. And leads to people … Continue reading

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Review of Roy Richard Grinker’s “Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism”

“Unstrange Minds” is an anthropological approach to the questions of autism: Where did autism come from; who came up with the term and under what historical and cultural influences? How do different countries recognise and treat autism, and why do … Continue reading

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