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Thoughts from INSAR2018 Autism Science in Rotterdam

Every day of #INSAR2018 brings a new round of scientists presenting their research. They are sorted into rough categories with psychologists, social scientists, and anthropologists being among today’s presenters.
As an American I was pleased to see that the majority of research was not from America, or indeed from any one country.  Great Britain is smaller than the USA but there were as many presenters from there today. There were also scientists from countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.  The Australian contingent was there, as were the Russians.
When looking at posters from developing nations I noted they were all focused on parents.  A poster might be titled “Life with Autism in  . . .” and then the description says “Interviews with parents in  . . . .”
As an autistic adult from a country where we have a #neurodiversity culture I found those posters (there were many of them with that format) troubling.  I asked the researchers if they recognized that they were not studying…

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