“Friends Give Meaning to Life:” Reframing Friendship for Individuals with Autism that Type to Communicate

Date
2017
Authors
Bacon, Jessica K.
Orsati, Fernanda
Floyd, Scott
Khater, Hesham
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Publisher
University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
We, two able-bodied authors and two authors with autism, use a disability studies framework to understand our experiences of friendship. Taken from a series of recorded conversations over the course of a year, this project describes the development, maintenance, and complications related to our experiences with friendship, including: reframing of friendships, respect for communication, facilitator roles and support, interdependence and reciprocity, and permanency in relationships.
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Keywords
Friendships, Communication, Disability Studies
Citation
Bacon, J. K., Orsati, F., Floyd, S., & Khater, H. (2017). “Friends give meaning to life:” Reframing friendship for individuals with autism who type to communicate. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 13(3).
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