Stereotypes of autismDraaisma, D., 27-May-2009, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences. 364, 1522, p. 1475-1480 6 p.
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In their landmark papers, both Kanner and Asperger employed a series of case histories to shape clinical insight into autistic disorders. This way of introducing, assessing and representing disorders has disappeared from today's psychiatric practice, yet it offers a convincing model of the way stereotypes may build up as a result of representations of autism. Considering that much of what society at large learns on disorders on the autism spectrum is produced by representations of autism in novels, TV-series, movies or autobiographies, it will be of vital importance to scrutinize these representations and to check whether or not they are, in fact, misrepresenting autism. In quite a few cases, media representations of talent and special abilities can be said to have contributed to a harmful divergence between the general image of autism and the clinical reality of the autistic condition.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 27-May-2009|
|Event||Joint Discussion Meeting of the Royal-Society/British Academy on Autism and Talent - |
Duration: 1-Jan-2008 → …
Joint Discussion Meeting of the Royal-Society/British Academy on Autism and Talent
01/01/2008 → …
- brain, autism, talent