14 April 2006

On neuro-diversity

(On re-visiting this post, I find that the link I posted now leads to a gambling site which tries to trap you there; so I've removed the link—and hence most of the point of the post—but there's still some point to it. If I find the blog again I'll re-link.)

I was clicking along to "next blog..." when I came across this one. Having just had fascinating presentations at our course Symposium about neurodiversity, it rung bells for me; there is no information at all about the blogger, but is he (probably "he") an "Aspie"? (Apparently their preferred term for people with Asperger's syndrome.)

For more on Asperger's, go to http://www.neurodiversity.com/asperger_general.html and read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon (London; Vintage, 2004); it may have been criticised by experts and clinicians, but for the lay reader it offers great insights into Asperger's, and it's also an intriguing read.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:53 pm

    Hi James. If you're trying to find a blog about neurodiversity, a good place to start is Autism Hub. It's a group of pro-neurodiversity blogs that includes autistic adults, parents, autistic bloggers who are themselves parents, and blogs about the science of autism.

    You're also welcome to browse through the links on my site .


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