Reconstruction of the Sensory World of Autism
Written by OLGA BOGDASHINA, Ph.D.
President of Autism Society of Ukraine.
Since the first identification of autism in 1943 (Kanner) a lot of research has been carried out to study this condition from different perspectives. What has not been taken into account by the experts in the field, however, is the opinion of the ‘native experts’ – autistic individuals themselves. Despite the fact that many people with autism have tried to communicate their views and insights, these attempts have mostly passed without much professional notice, one of the reasons being, their views and insights are unconventional to the majority of people (so-called ‘normal’ people).
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