What Do Autistic People Want From Science?

Published: Nov 02, 2012

Today is Autistics Speaking Day, developed in response to an ill-conceived fundraising campaign from 2010 asking people to stop communicating so they could experience being autistic (!). On any day, you get a daily dose of stories about autism-related scientific findings, but how many of these articles include autistic voices? Equally as important, how much autism research focuses on–or even asks–what autistic people themselves, the ultimate consumers of the science, would like to see scientists emphasize?

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