Redefining Critical Autism Studies: a more inclusive interpretation

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Woods, R., Milton, D., Arnold, L. and Graby, S. (2018). Redefining Critical Autism Studies: a more inclusive interpretation. Disability & Society. 33 (6), pp. 974-979. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1454380
AuthorsWoods, R., Milton, D., Arnold, L. and Graby, S.
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 authorship, leading to doubts about its epistemological integrity due to misrepresentations of autistic culture and the neurodiversity movement. This article utilises the work of Arnold, Milton and O’Dell et al. to introduce an emancipatory definition to ensure the discipline is autistic led. In the process, we discuss the nature of autism studies and what constitutes critical literature. We propose Waltz’s interpretation of Critical Autism Studies as a working definition.

KeywordsAutism, Critical Autism Studies, neurodiversity, emancipation, inclusion, re-thinking autism
Year2018
JournalDisability & Society
Journal citation33 (6), pp. 974-979
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1454380
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2018.1454380
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Print30 Mar 2018
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Deposited13 Oct 2020
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Society on 30/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2018.1454380

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