Autonomy, the Critical Journal of Interdisciplinary Autism Studies

  title={Autonomy, the Critical Journal of Interdisciplinary Autism Studies},
  author={Larry S. Arnold},
  journal={Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement},
  • L. Arnold
  • Published 2019
  • Art
  • Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement
Following his diagnosis of autism and journey through neurodiversity and academia, Arnold’s desire was to set up an interdisciplinary discourse in critical autism studies to achieve a number of things and to ultimately redress the balance of academic colonialization. He founded the academic journal Autonomy in 2012 with an exclusively autistic editorship and at least one autistic reviewer for each article, to (1) republish key writings of autistic people in a citable academic format, (2) review… 

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