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The politics of autism

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Oxford University Press,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Language:
English
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The Politics of Autism investigates the truths and fictions of public understanding about autism, questioning apparent realities too sensitive or impolitic to challenge. Is there really more autism? How has the count expanded by diagnosing autism over other conditions? Have scientific methodsin autism diagnosis gone hand-in-hand with autism increases? Are mild autism cases really a "disorder," rather than personality variant? Can autism be quiescent in childhood but truly first recognizable in adulthood? Why does popular media often portray people with autism as odd geniuses ignoringthe kind of autism most have? Siegel tackles thorny issues and perennial questions: How do we weigh likely treatment gains with treatment costs? Why does our autism education persist in teaching academic subjects some never master? Why do we fail to plan realistically for autistic adulthood? Which parents get caught up innon-mainstream "treatments" and fear of vaccines?Readers will see an insider's view of controversies in autism research. Siegel's views, sometimes iconoclastic, always frank and informed, challenge broad unexamined assumptions about our understanding of autism. Each chapter addresses different issues, data, and social policy recommendations. Achapter-by-chapter bibliography with URLs provides both popular media and scientific references.
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subject_facet Autism -- Diagnosis -- United States, Autism -- Epidemiology -- Government policy -- United States, Autistic people -- Education -- United States
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