On the ontological status of autism: the ‘double empathy problem’

  title={On the ontological status of autism: the ‘double empathy problem’},
  author={Damian Milton},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={883 - 887}
  • Damian Milton
  • Published 21 September 2012
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Disability & Society
In recent decades there has been much debate over the ontological status of autism and other neurological ‘disorders’, diagnosed by behavioural indicators, and theorised primarily within the field of cognitive neuroscience and psychological paradigms. Such cognitive-behavioural discourses abstain from acknowledging the universal issue of relationality and interaction in the formation of a contested and constantly reconstructed social reality, produced through the agency of its ‘actors’. The… 
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