Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 June 2018

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190855833

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Speaking for Ourselves

Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Michael B. Bakan
With Mara Chasar, Graeme Gibson, Elizabeth J. Grace, Zena Hamelson, Dotan Nitzberg, Gordon Peterson, Maureen Pytlik, Donald Rindale, Amy Sequenzia, and Addison Silar

  • A powerful statement on behalf of neurodiversity and autistic self-advocacy
  • Gives direct voice to autistic people rather than considering them an object of study or discussion
  • Overturns many assumptions about autism spectrum conditions and the people who "have" them
  • A fresh, new approach to understanding music and all to which it leads, grounded in autistic points of view
  • Features a Companion Website where readers can enter the inner worlds of autistic musicians not just through their words, but through their musical artistry as well

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