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My Infectious Encounters as an Autistic Epidemic

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Title:My Infectious Encounters as an Autistic Epidemic
Authors:Benham, Jessica L.
Date Issued:2018
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Benham, J. L. (2018). My Infectious Encounters as an Autistic Epidemic. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 14(2).
Series:vol. 14, no. 2
Abstract:In contrast to understanding of Autism as an ugly1 disease requiring a cure, I position myself as autistic epidemic - a repulsively yet beautifully contagious activism and blend my story through a crip’d, queer’d temporality2. Intentionally opaque, I resist a naive economism that disabled bodies must perform normatively, legible labor to be valued. In this age of austerity, autistic peer supports can only partially compensate for the lack of available, affordable services.
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 14, No. 2

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