Table of Contents

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Prefatory Matter

Author Biographies

Emily Thornton Savarese, Ralph James Savarese “The Superior Half of Speaking”: An Introduction

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Melanie Yergeau Circle Wars: Reshaping the Typical Autism Essay

Stuart Murray Autism Functions/The Function of Autism

Bill Rocque Science Fictions: Figuring Autism as Threat and Mystery in Medico-Therapeutic Literature

Joseph F Kras The “Ransom Notes” Affair: When the Neurodiversity Movement Came of Age

Anne M. Donnellan, David A. Hill, Martha R. Leary Rethinking Autism: Implications of Sensory and Movement Differences

Melissa Park Beyond Calculus: Apple-apple-apple-ike and Other Embodied Pleasures for a Child Diagnosed with Autism in a Sensory Integration Based Clinic

Meredyth Goldberg Edelson Sexual Abuse of Children with Autism: Factors that Increase Risk and Interfere with Recognition of Abuse

No Life Lessons Here: Comics, Autism, and Empathetic Scholarship

Kristina Chew The Disabled Speech of Asian Americans: Silence and Autism in Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Father of the Four Passages

Scott Michael Robertson Neurodiversity, Quality of Life, and Autistic Adults: Shifting Research and Professional Focuses onto Real-Life Challenges

Cultural Commentary

Ari Ne’eman The Future (and the Past) of Autism Advocacy, Or Why the ASA’s Magazine, The Advocate, Wouldn’t Publish This Piece

Paula C Durbin-Westby “Public Law 109-416 Is Not Just about Scientific Research”: Speaking Truth to Power at Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Meetings

Dawn Prince The Silence Between: An Autoethnographic Examination of the Language Prejudice and its Impact on the Assessment of Autistic and Animal Intelligence

Amanda Baggs Up in the Clouds and Down in the Valley: My Richness and Yours

Nick Pentzell Dissed Ability: Grappling with Stereotypes and the Internalized Oppression of Babyliss

DJ Savarese Communicate with Me

Zosia Zaks I Have Asperger Syndrome, and I am a Parent

Valerie Paradiz Leaving the Ivory Tower of Asperger Syndrome

Jim Sinclair Being Autistic Together


Ralph James Savarese More Than a Thing to Ignore: An Interview with Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

Creative Works

Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay Five Poems

Book and Film Reviews

Chris Gabbard Autism and Representation, edited by Mark Osteen

Irene Rose Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination by Stuart Murray

Bruce Mills “Nothing about Us, without Us”: Weather Reports from the Autism Front: A Father’s Memoir of His Autistic Son by James C. Wilson and The Only Boy in the World: A Father Explores the Mysteries of Autism by Michael Blastland

Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay “A Mother’s Understanding”: Dark Card by Rebecca Foust

Katie Ellis Autism and Aspergers in Popular Australian Cinema Post-2000


Ralph James Savarese Neurodiversity and Caregiving: A Roundtable with Parents and Siblings of Children with Autism

Emily Thornton Savarese What We Have to Tell You: A Roundtable with Self-Advocates from AutCom