Ask an Autistic #16 – Is Autism a Disability?

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Ask an Autistic #16 - Is Autism a Disability?

What is a disability? Are autistic people disabled? What is the social model of disability? Why is cure culture harmful? What is the Neurodiversity movement all about? Answers to all of these questions and more in this week's episode of Ask an Autistic!

Medical model of disability:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_model_of_disability

Social model of disability:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_model_of_disability

Writings on the topics of Neurodiversity and autism acceptance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurodiversity
http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAM-Why-Acceptance.pdf
http://lifehiswayblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/changing-the-child-vs-helping-the-child/
http://autisticbfh.blogspot.ca/
http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-obsessive-joy-of-autism/
http://autismacceptanceday.blogspot.ca/2013/04/autism-acceptance-profiles-1-my-friend-j.html
http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/be-the-very-best-you-you-can-be/
http://lifehiswayblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/changing-the-child-vs-helping-the-child/
http://autismacceptance.quora.com/The-Tragedy-of-Mothism-Autism-acceptance
http://autismwomensnetwork.org/node/1622
http://www.babble.com/mom/autism-acceptance-month-10-things-i-wish-your-kids-knew-about-autism/
http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/can-you-have-inclusion-without-acceptance/
http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2012/04/02/autism-awareness-is-not-enough-heres-how-to-change-the-world/

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