Considering the Autistic advantage in qualitative research: the strengths of Autistic researchers
- PsychologyContemporary Social Science
ABSTRACT Autism is often viewed as an impairment, preventing Autistic individuals from achieving success in the world. We argue that, Autism can be an enhancement, particularly in some professional…
Autism and Neurodiversity: Addressing Concerns and Offering Implications for the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist
- Business, Medicine
Some common concerns associated with the neurodiversity paradigm are addressed and related implications for service provision to school-age autistic children are offered.
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Empirical Failures of the Claim That Autistic People Lack a Theory of Mind
- Psychology, PhilosophyArchives of scientific psychology
Empirical evidence is reviewed that fails to support the claim that autistic people are uniquely impaired, much less that all autisticPeople are universally impaired, on theory-of-mind tasks, and it is concluded that the claim That autistic people lack a theory of mind is empirically questionable and societally harmful.
An Expert Discussion on Autism and Empathy
- PsychologyAutism in Adulthood
Autism in Adulthood strives to be a home for constructive interprofessional dialogue on pressing issues that affect the lives of autistic adults. We do this in a number of ways. One is to hold…
“I Think He Wants You to Play the Guitar:” Use of Behavioral Interpretation as a Strategy for Facilitating Peer Interaction Across Autistic and Nonautistic Peers
- Psychology, Biology
The nature and potential impact of a relatively novel clinician strategy, behavioral interpretation, on peer interactions involving an autistic child and its implications are examined.
A Strengths-Based Approach to Autism: Neurodiversity and Partnering With the Autism Community
The autism community represents a broad spectrum of individuals, including those experiencing autism, their parents and/or caregivers, friends and family members, professionals serving these indivi...
A Critical Examination of Mindblindness as a Metaphor for Autism
Metaphor—describing one thing in terms of another—is a common tool used to grasp what is unknown. Perhaps because we do not understand a lot about autism, many metaphors appear in both scientific and…
An Exceptional Path: An Ethnographic Narrative Reflecting on Autistic Parenthood from Evolutionary, Cultural, and Spiritual Perspectives
Abstract As the recognition of Autism Spectrum Disorder has increased, professionals and academics have theorized its epidemiology and pathology. As valuable as those perspectives are, rarely is the…
‘People should be allowed to do what they like’: Autistic adults’ views and experiences of stimming
- PsychologyAutism : the international journal of research and practice
Using thematic analysis, stimming was identified as (1) a self-regulatory mechanism and (2) lacking in social acceptance, but can become accepted through understanding.
Why I dislike “person first” Language
This article provides an antidote to the often prescribed use of people first language and belongs in Autonomy as a constant source of reference to all future authors and subscribers.
On the ontological status of autism: the ‘double empathy problem’
- Psychology, Philosophy
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…