Autistic culture online: virtual communication and cultural expression on the spectrum

@article{Davidson2008AutisticCO,
  title={Autistic culture online: virtual communication and cultural expression on the spectrum},
  author={Joyce Davidson},
  journal={Social \& Cultural Geography},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={791 - 806}
}
  • J. Davidson
  • Published 24 September 2008
  • Psychology
  • Social & Cultural Geography
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