Fieldwork on Another Planet: Social Science Perspectives on the Autism Spectrum

  title={Fieldwork on Another Planet: Social Science Perspectives on the Autism Spectrum},
  author={C. Silverman},
  • C. Silverman
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • BioSocieties
  • The autism spectrum disorders are a group of neurodevelopmental syndromes of communication, behavior and social cognition. Over the past decade, they have received increasing attention from scholars in the social sciences. This research has been motivated by the prospect of critiquing and improving support services and therapies, by self-advocates who have argued that autism should be tolerated as a form of difference rather than treated as a disorder, and by the interest inherent in syndromes… CONTINUE READING
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