Autism and gender: from refrigerator mothers to computer geek

Kumar, Santosh (2016) Autism and gender: from refrigerator mothers to computer geek. Language and Language Teaching, 5 (2). pp. 64-67. ISSN 2277-307X

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Autism and Gender is the outcome of a workshop on "Science and its Publics" at the Rhetoric Society of American Summer Institute at Pennsylvania State University. The discourse on autism has so far been dominated by a medical perspective. The medical model of disability situates disability in the individual and suggests medical intervention, which leaves not only a gap between the knowledge of autism and the experience of people and individuals around them "but stories as well: stories about children affected, about parents struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis, about autistic individuals and their lives."

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Santosh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, Gender, Medical disability, Parenthood
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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