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Published: 13 December 2018

352 Pages | 19


ISBN: 9780199360994

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The Politics of Autism

Dr. Bryna Siegel

  • All drawn from data—readers explore unabashed contrarian views on autism epidemiology, autism service provision, autism education, and autism research.
  • New viewpoints on 'old' issues: Is there more autism? What's wrong with how autism gets diagnosed? Are standard treatments really appropriate given the life course of people with autism? Why does fear of vaccines persist? Are we effectively allocating autism research dollars if the goal is to help people with autism?
  • Points out the current weaknesses in the American system pertaining to autism and behavioral disabilities and suggests solutions and programs that can help strengthen support.
  • Advocates for the aid of improving life for children with autism, by focusing on three areas: helping families do better, helping children do better, and helping adults with disabilities do better.
  • Provides context for the topical expansion and diagnosis of autism.
  • Chapter-by-chapter bibliography with URLs to many engaging references posted on the author's website. References include popular media/internet resources.

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