The Neurodiversity Reader collection brings together work from pioneering figures within and beyond the neurodiversity movement to critically explore its associated concepts and how they might be translated into practice. The concept of neurodiversity can be traced to the late 1990s and the work of the autistic Australian sociologist Judy Singer (1998), with its origins within the autistic rights movement that had begun in earnest some years prior to that. In the 20 years since the inception of the concept, a strong international movement championing the civil rights of those deemed ‘neurodivergent’ from idealised norms has grown, rallying behind the slogan ‘Nothing about us without us’. Alongside this political movement has been an increasing academic interest in the concept of neurodiversity and how such ideas can relate to practice and service provision.
This collection will explore the history of the movement, the concepts that have shaped it, and where the future might lead to. Through a variety of accounts, the relevance and criticisms of these concepts in understanding ourselves and one another will be examined, as well as implications for practice.
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Readers from differing stakeholder positions in health, social care and education, and/or working in a number of allied roles and fields, will find this an invaluable resource on the topic. This collection will also be of fundamental use to students studying neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Publication Date: July 2020
Mind as a dynamical system
Dimensions of difference
What kind of thing is autism?
Stigmaphrenia: Reducing mental health stigma with a script about neurodiversity
What more can the ND community do to support learning disabilities
Multiplicity and Neurodiversity; exploring potential in Deleuzoguattarian social theory for furthering a paradigm shift
From Neuronormativity to Neurodiversity: Changing Perspectives on Autism
Neurodiversity is for everyone
Lived neurodivergent experiences
Masking: an act of resistance
New light through old windows
Female Neurodiversity and the Emotional Leeching Boyfriend
The perpetual bookworm
A few words on a lot of living
Communicating away the barriers
Neurodiversity in practice
Understanding autistic ‘behaviour’
Zero tolerance of black autistic boys
Neuroqueering music therapy
From difference to diversity
“I’d like to tell them what gets left-out or ‘unsaid’”: Autism, Neurodiversity and Employment Experiences in Neoliberal Times
A Literature Review Exploring the Efficacy of Person-Centred Counselling for Autistic People
Autism and addiction
Establishing Neurodivergent Authorship in the Sexual Violence Debate
University through the Eyes of Autistic Students and Staff
Accessing services and social interaction: strategies used by autistic people
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