Toward a sociology of autism and neurodiversity

  title={Toward a sociology of autism and neurodiversity},
  author={Jessica A. Leveto},
  journal={Sociology Compass},
¿Existe una normalidad en el desarrollo infantil?: Alcance y usos del concepto de desarrollo normal en la clínica y en la investigación con niños y niñas
El objetivo de este artículo es analizar los sentidos y alcances del concepto de normalidad en el abordaje del desarrollo infantil, considerando sus implicancias en la labor clínica y de
Re-writing the “rules of engagement”: Using critical reflection to examine ableist social work practice
INTRODUCTION:  Normative beliefs and practices reaffirm a hegemonic construction of human ability that legitimises the socio-cultural status quo. This disenfranchises people with diverse abilities
The Impact of Socio-Cultural Values on Autistic Women: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
It is well recognised that culture plays an important role in how people experience the world. However, there is limited knowledge on the impact of socio-cultural norms and values on the lives of a...
The impact of socio-cultural values on autistic women: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
It is suggested that dominant cultural beliefs, values and norms effect how autistic women are recognised by others and develop their sense of self, which may benefit how people think about autistic women in society and clinically.
Constructing autism inside and outside the clinic : exploring relationships between psychoanalytic psychotherapists' and activists' discourses
This research investigated the construction of autism in clinical and social terrains. Study one drew from Critical Discursive Psychology (CDP) to examine the language of psychoanalytic


Redefining Critical Autism Studies: a more inclusive interpretation
Abstract This article explores the definition of Critical Autism Studies and its inclusion in autistic scholarship. There has been critique of recent non-autistic literature for lacking autistic
A brief history of “Neurodiversity” as a concept and perhaps a movement
This article was cropped from a longer paper that was rejected for publication in this journal, however the history of ”neurodivesity” from the perspective of one who was at the beginnings of the
Doing Diagnosis: Autism, Interaction Order, and the Use of Narrative in Clinical Talk
This study, with an eye toward the social psychology of diagnosis more generally, is an investigation of how clinicians diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Responding to Hacking’s
Doing Testing: How Concrete Competence can Facilitate or Inhibit Performances of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This article contributes to the sociology of science and technology through the study of language use and social interaction. As an analysis of how clinicians examine children to diagnose
Sympathetic introspection as method and practice: Cooley's contributions to critical qualitative inquiry and the theory of mind debate
In the work of Charles H. Cooley, sympathy is (1) a central subject matter of sociology and social psychology (as the faculty humans use to acquire knowledge of other humans), (2) a descriptive and
The Changing Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Eviologic investigations focused on nongenetic factors have established advanced parental age and preterm birth as ASD risk factors, indicated that prenatal exposure to air pollution and short interpregnancy interval are potentialrisk factors, and suggested the need for further exploration of certain prenatal nutrients, metabolic conditions, and exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Category attribution as a device for diagnosis: fitting children to the autism spectrum.
It is argued that category attributions encode normative expectations about child development, such that the child is rendered typical or atypical relative to clinical and social norms.
Looping Genomes: Diagnostic Change and the Genetic Makeup of the Autism Population1
A looping process that began with geneticization and involved the social effects of genetics research itself transformed the autism population and its genetic makeup.
Prevalence and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2012
ASD prevalence estimates for children aged 8 years living in catchment areas of the ADDM Network sites in 2012 are provided, overall and stratified by sex, race/ethnicity, and the type of source records (education and health records versus health records only).
Re-thinking autism: diagnosis, identity and equality
Re-Thinking Autism: Diagnosis, Identity and Equality seeks to contribute to the growing field of critical autism studies and, according to one commentator quoted on the back cover, inaugurates this...