The group examined medical texts on neurodevelopmental disorders together with more critical disability texts centered around identity and disability.
Week 1: Diagnosis of autism and neurological difference
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Autism spectrum disorder. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), pp. 50-59. Washington, DC: Author.
Week 2: What is autism?
Lai, M. C., Lombardo, M. V., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2014). Autism. The Lancet, 383(9920), 896-910.
Chamak, B., Bonniau, B., Jaunay, E., & Cohen, D. (2008). What can we learn about autism from autistic persons? Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 77(5), 271-279.
Week 3: Genetics of autism
Bumiller, K. (2009). The geneticization of autism: From new reproductive technologies to the conception of genetic normalcy. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 34(4), 875-899.
Rosti, R. O., Sadek, A. A., Vaux, K. K., & Gleeson, J. G. (2014). The genetic landscape of autism spectrum disorders. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(1), 12-18.
Week 4: Curing autism
Barnes, R. E., & McCabe, H. (2012). Should we welcome a cure for autism? A survey of the arguments. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 15(3), 255-269.
Bölte, S. (2014). Is autism curable?. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(10), 927-931.
Week 5: Gender and autism
Jack, J. (2012). Gender copia: Feminist rhetorical perspectives on an autistic concept of sex/gender. Women’s Studies in Communication, 35(1), 1-17.
Halladay, A. K., Bishop, S., Constantino, J. N., Daniels, A. M., Koenig, K., Palmer, K., … & Taylor, J. L. (2015). Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority. Molecular autism, 6(1), 36.
Week 6: Readings from Jim Sinclair
Sinclair, J. (2013) Why I dislike “person first” language. Autonomy. 1(2)
Sinclair, J. (2012) Don’t Mourn for Us. Autonomy. 1(1)