Critical Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity

School of Undergraduate Studies BIS 1416 2.00

This course is an inquiry into autism—and the issues and academic, professional, and public discourses around autism—with an emphasis on the traditionally marginalized voices, experiences, and perspectives of autistic people themselves. We will explore the nature of autism; the conceptions and portrayals of autism in psychology and in popular culture; and the research, theories, discourses, and controversies on autism, through the lenses of critical psychology, disability studies, and the words of the growing community of autistic self-advocates. BIS student

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