Autism has been defined by experts as a developmental disorder affecting social and communication skills as well as verbal and nonverbal communication. It is said to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. This book challenges the prevailing, tragic narrative of impairment that so often characterizes discussions about autism.Autism and the Myth of the Person AloneAutism has been defined by experts as a developmental disorder affecting social and communication skills as well as verbal and nonverbal communication. It is said to occur in as many as 2 to 6 in 1,000 individuals. This book challenges the prevailing, tragic narrative of impairment that so often characterizes discussions about autism.Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone seriously engages the perspectives of people with autism, including those who have been considered as the most severely disabled within the autism spectrum. The heart of the book consists of chapters by people with autism themselves, either in an interview format with the author or written by themselves. Each author communicates either by typing or by a combination of speech and typing. These chapters are framed by a substantive introduction and conclusion that contextualize the book, the methodology, and the analysis, and situate it within a critical disability studies framework. The volume allows a look into the rich and insightful perspectives of people who have heretofore been thought of as uninterested in the world....
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Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone Reviews
I know this sounds cheesy, but in this case it really is meant literally: If you only ever read one book about autism in your life, read this one.This book not only debunks a number of the most damaging and incorrect assumptions about autism and autistic people, but actually uses primary sources (the experiences of autistic people themselves) to challenge those assumptions and debunk those myths.This volume should be mandatory reading for anyone who does any sort of work with autistic people, especially anyone in a research field. It is absolutely critical that 1) assumptions about stereotypes are challenged, 2) autistic people are included as primary sources and subject matter experts on the subject of autism.
This is an excellent book. This fives depth and insight to people who can not communicate through speech. It is a series of stories all true, based on real people who have difficulty expressing themselves due to the inability to vocalize their thoughts, feelings, ideas, a communicate with the rest of the world. The stories here will help you understand that even though the person is unable to speak, they are intelligent, creative, human beings with feelings. ALL of these people have experienced the cruelty and ableist perception of what others "think they know about communication disability" Imagine being unable to speak and people around you talking about you like you can not hear either, calling you names, referring to you as stupid or even retarded, and not being able to defend yourself verbally or in writing. Now imagine yourself hearing this an knowing you are actually aware of these labels and are highly offended and your IQ is actually higher than theirs. Once the people in the book are given tools to communicate through assistive devices, their lives change forever and they are able to tell their stories and their experiences and teach others about what they have been through. This is a must read for anyone in Special Education or Autism Studies. It will transform your perception about "presumed competence" and the reality behind what is happening in the human brain of those who are unable to communicate with us "yet". This a is profound experience to read this brilliantly written, documentation of what Non-verbal is and the potential of what it can become.