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review 2017-10-22 15:17
Neurodiversity, Judy Singer
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Singer claims to have coined the term "neurodiversity" in her undergrad thesis about autism, disability and society, which is printed here with a lengthy Introduction. It's a quick read and a worthwhile one from a historical perspective and for its blend of social commentary, autism advocacy and personal memoir.

It's interesting to note that the term "neurodiversity" now covers a much bigger range than just the categories of neurotypicals and autistic people/Aspies. It's been adopted as an umbrella to cover dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, stroke survivors and more. It's become an important social movement in less than twenty years but still needs much greater recognition and acceptance by society as a whole.

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text 2017-10-14 18:40
Reading progress update: I've read 52 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

The autobiographical segment seethes with emotion.

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text 2017-10-09 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 46 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Oh dear! Well that rapidly deteriorated - I'm not sure if it's all just nonsense or if I just don't know what she's talking about...

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text 2017-10-08 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 34 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Singer talks about how language surrounding neurodiversity hadn't "crystallised" at the time of writing. Thankfully "autisitics" seems to have died. It's like referring to  people as "disableds." 

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text 2017-10-07 18:35
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 82 pages.
NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - J... NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea - Judy Reene Singer

Please don't use "autistics" for "autistic people" or "people with autism". Urgggh.

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