Autism as a Natural Human Variation: Reflections on the Claims of the Neurodiversity Movement

  title={Autism as a Natural Human Variation: Reflections on the Claims of the Neurodiversity Movement},
  author={Pier Jaarsma and Stellan Welin},
  journal={Health Care Analysis},
Neurodiversity has remained a controversial concept over the last decade. In its broadest sense the concept of neurodiversity regards atypical neurological development as a normal human difference. The neurodiversity claim contains at least two different aspects. The first aspect is that autism, among other neurological conditions, is first and foremost a natural variation. The other aspect is about conferring rights and in particular value to the neurodiversity condition, demanding recognition… 
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