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Following the creation of APANA (‘Autistic People Against Neuroleptic Abuse,’ the creation of which is detailed in Chapter 4), Dinah Murray was called on to help deal with the unwelcome visit of Autism Speaks’ founders to Europe. The result of this second campaign was an innovative film, Something About Us, and ultimately, the creation of the UK’s...
In 1998, Dinah Murray founded APANA (Autistic People Against Neuroleptic Abuse), an autistic-led campaign in the UK to stop the overuse of drugs being given to people with intellectual disabilities. The campaign subverted the medicalization of “challenging behavior” and focused on three cases studies of institutionalized autistic adults who were be...
This paper could be seen as a case study with a follow-up eighteen years on. But it is about a named person and, then and now, is written as co-participant observational narrative. Ferenc Virag is the autistic artist whose work and whose friendship with me are at its centre; we have known each other for two decades now. I describe a process in whic...
The authors conclude from a range of literature relevant to the autistic condition that atypical strategies for the allocation of attention are central to the condition. This assertion is examined in the context of recent research, the diagnostic criteria for autism in DSM-IV and ICD-10, and the personal experiences of individuals with autism inclu...
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Contributing to the common interest entails repairing perceived gaps in mutual knowledge. All discourse between members of a community of interest depends on their having a shared background of relevant knowledge. Gaps arise from ignorance or uncertainty relative to some common interest. In any given discourse a particular range of mutual knowledge...
Hi I want to put some links to my work on a website: can I use links to them on ResearchGate? as most are on here...
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We aim to demonstrate that Monotropism provides a more complete explanation of autism than any other theory. We are also looking broadly at the role of interests in human cognition, and relations between autism and other differences, like ADHD.