Asperger's Syndrome

  title={Asperger's Syndrome},
  author={Juanne Nancarrow Clarke and Gudrun van Amerom},
  journal={Social Work in Health Care},
  pages={106 - 85}
Abstract This paper reports on a content analysis of blogs written by people with Asperger's syndrome (AS), as well as people who are parents and caretakers of people with AS. The paper documents that the views of the two groups, based on 30 blogs from each perspective, are frequently oppositional to one another. Whereas the parents and caretakers usually accept the medical definition of the situation and seek assistance and a cure for their children, the Aspies argue against this pathologizing… Expand
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