Group 5: Abbey Herringshaw, Devon Davis, Roni Petroelje
- Terministic screens:
- Science: ABA works, prevents us from considering other options
- Recovery: recovery is possible, gives us the idea that recovery is possible for all individuals/should be at least attempted
- Normalcy: filtering autistic people as abnormal
- Finding a good middle ground between two sides: changing society and giving people with autism the best preparation for the real world
- Broderick writes about the history/context of autism in the public eye – gave us an idea of how those ten controversies could have developed
- Chew & Raymaker: addressing general public, informing people of the controversies and where they came from
- Broderick: possibly a parent of an autistic child – focusing on cures for children, options for parents.
- Burke: linguist/philosopher, not specifically intending to talk about autism
- DSM: deficits from norm, operizationalizing terms as subjective
- Broderick: recovery, treatment, scientific study
- Chew & Raymaker: stereotypes, recovery, epidemic, advocates
- Rainman and savant skills, generalizing disabilities, laughable, satire
Theory informing practice: Autism Women’s Network
- Advocating acceptance more than the scientific diagnosis, aimed at a specific audience that is personally involved with autism, not at the general public. Specifically a women’s society – aimed at a group that is not as much of a focus usually. Not focused on disability, but on everyday issues the women face. Choose not to define autism/disability, but make specific effort to address gender.
- “AWN is dedicated to building a community of autistic girls and women, their families, friends and supporters. A place where all can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive supportive and positive environment.“
- Focus on stories and articles from women, can be written from any perspective.