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The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men's and Boys' Social and Emotional Competence Paperback – 27 Oct 2010

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (27 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230545262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230545267
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'...this is a damning exposé of what is now the industry of autism and is an enormously brave book for the three authors to have written...Its huge value is that it helps open up possibilities, instead of closing them down.' - Human Givens

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In this groundbreaking book the authors challenge the concept of autism arguing that the diagnosis should be abolished, making it  a must-read for both students and practitioners

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This book is a real eye-opener. Immaculately well researched and written by people who are extremely well placed to write about this massively misunderstood 'concept' (a child psychiatrist and two people who have received ASD diagnosis themselves) Not for one minute are they saying many of the various conditions that have been lumped under the increasing massively umbrella of the autism 'spectrum' don't exsist (although the technocrats who 'fuel' our culture, driven by the profit before people ideology of neoliberalism, have increasingly narrowed the parameters that define what we consider 'normal'- which makes it increasingly easy to be defined as ab-normal!) but what they clearly do expose, with exceptional clarity, is the fact that 'autism' (as a concept) is a social construct that serves the professionals who proliferate it far more than it does the people who have been labelled 'autistic'- people and families who would be far better served by more accurate classifications and diagnostic tools which, as a person with a diagnosis of ASD myself, I can testify are sorely missing. The reasons for this, and much more, are thoroughly explored and the conclusions the authors (rightly!) arrive at are nothing short of scandalous! If you read only one book about 'autism' make it this one- and again, that comes from someone with a diagnosis who has come to fully realise just how erroneous and misguided both the diagnosis and the pseudo science behind it truly are.
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Excellent book , very well written . Well worth a read and a interesting spectives from those living with The autism label
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This book is the equivalent of a whistleblower - the little boy pointing out that the psychobabbly therapy 'disorder' clothes everyone loves to smother themselves and our children in are not real but largely cultural and diagnostic.

These days, esp in the USA but also in the UK< if a boy at school is quiet and shy, very solitary, and - and here is the cruncher - not behaving in a female manner (being being vocal, sociable, enjoying company and group work all the time) - then he is likely to get someone labelling him as 'on the autistic spectrum' or branding him with some other disorder.

But who is this diagnosis and label really helping?

The boy? Nope - his life can be seriously hurt by such labels.

However, parents feel better as they can abdicate any responsibility for their withdrawn, shy, anxious and unconfident son from their behaviour (though loads of evidence shows many such anxieties are caused by babies and young children being separated from their mothers too much and too early - and that is not PC in our society of women working and au pairs and dumping babies on baby farm nurseries...)

And of course getting a diagnosis of special needs gets extra funding for the school and extra help for the parents and children. Such kids also get more time in exams and maybe a free laptop for flip's sake!

So there are several strong motivators here encouraging people to crave such diagnoses.
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