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Encyclopedia > Autism Network International
Autism rights movement
Issues
Ethical challenges to treatment
Controversies about labels
Organizations
Aspies For Freedom
Autism Network International
Philosophy
Neurodiversity · Neurotypical
People
Michelle Dawson · Jim Sinclair
Judy Singer

Autism Network International (ANI) is an advocacy organization run by and for autistic people. ANI's principles involve the anti-cure perspective, the perspective that there should not be a goal to "cure" people of autism. The autism rights movement (which has also been called autistic self-advocacy movement [2] and autistic liberation movement [3]) was started by adult autistic individuals in order to advocate and demand tolerance for what they refer to as neurodiversity. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Infinity. ... Ethical challenges to autism treatment have been made by people who feel that autism therapies intended to be helpful are actually harmful to autistic people. ... There are many controversies about functioning labels in the autism spectrum. ... Infinity logo as a positive representation of autism Aspies For Freedom is a group which is at the forefront of the autism rights movement. ... Neurodiversity is a concept that atypical (neurodivergent) neurological wiring is a normal human difference that is to be tolerated and respected as any other human difference. ... Neurotypical (or NT) is a term used to describe a person whose neurological development and state are typical, conforming to what most people would perceive as normal. ... Michelle Dawson is an autistic, autism researcher and autism rights activist who is most well known for writing a paper challenging the ethical and scientific foundations of Applied Behavioral Analysis(ABA)-based autism interventions and challenging ABA in the Supreme Court of Canada. ... Jim Sinclair is an autism rights activist who is prominent in Autism Network International. ... Judy Singer is an Australian disability rights activist, thinker and writer, specialising in the sociology of the autistic spectrum and Aspergers Syndrome. ... Autism is classified as a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests in delays of social interaction, language as used in social communication, or symbolic or imaginative play, with onset prior to age 3 years, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ...

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Autreat

Autreat is a retreat and conference for autistic people held in the United States. It is hosted by Autism Network International. The first Autreat was in 1996 [1]. As of 2006, there has been an Autreat every year except 2001. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Autreat is a conference for autistic people, in contrast to other autism conferences, which ANI believes are typically about autistic people but are intended for parents and professionals. Although parents, professionals, and others are welcome, Autreat is specifically designed for autistics, and offers an autistic-friendly environment, free of sensory bombardment. Guests are under no pressure to interact socially. A simple visual code in the form of a colored badge is used to indicate members who wish to interact with anyone and everyone, those who wish not to be approached by strangers, and those who wish not to be approached at all. (details at [2].


Autreat was the inspiration for Autscape, another autism conference held in Europe annually starting in 2005 [3]. European redirects here. ...


References

  Sinclair, Jim. History of ANI. Retrieved Nov. 12, 2005. Jim Sinclair is an autism rights activist who is prominent in Autism Network International. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ...


See also

The autism rights movement (which has also been called autistic self-advocacy movement [2] and autistic liberation movement [3]) was started by adult autistic individuals in order to advocate and demand tolerance for what they refer to as neurodiversity. ... It has been suggested that autistic community be merged into this article or section. ... This is a list of disability rights organizations. ...

External links

  • Autism Network International official site
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autism rights movement: Information from Answers.com (6407 words)
Some autistic adults respond to this by citing the relative ignorance about autism on the part of professionals and the general public, even ten years ago, compared to what is known in the present, and that autistic children were often misdiagnosed as learning-disabled, lazy, or as having a thought disorder.
Some autistics would prefer autism to be seen as a disability instead of a disease, meaning that it would have a status similar to blindness or deafness.
The concern is that calling for autism to be viewed as simply a way of being or as a non-disabled minority group (much like gay and lesbian persons, women or fls) would take away from the alleged needs some autistics have for aid and assistance.
Autism Fact Sheet: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (1690 words)
Autism (sometimes called “classical autism”) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests.
Autism varies widely in its severity and symptoms and may go unrecognized, especially in mildly affected children or when it is masked by more debilitating handicaps.
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