Neurodiversity as Politics

  title={Neurodiversity as Politics},
  author={Ari Ne’eman and Elizabeth Pellicano},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={149 - 157}
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A capabilities approach to understanding and supporting autistic adulthood

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Historicizing Jim Sinclair’s “Don’t Mourn for Us”: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Neurodiversity’s First Manifesto

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Lobbying Autism’s Diagnostic Revision in the DSM-5

  • S. KappA. Ne’eman
  • Psychology, Political Science
    Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement
  • 2019
From 2009 to 2012, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) advocated to influence the DSM-5’s revision of the diagnostic criteria for autism. ASAN succeeded in substantially influencing the final

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