Rethinking Autism: A Problem of Modern Society?
I came across a few pieces of media in recent weeks that were thought-provoking regarding the nature of autism and its causes. TED TALK #1 First is this TED talk, by autism researcher and autistic adult Jac den Houting, a research psychologist at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, titled "Why everything you know about autism is wrong". (I'll summarize below) She talks about the social model of disability. The idea is that, rather than being truly disabled, someone who