One of my favorite writers, Stephen Kuusisto, has written a brilliant piece on the article about autism and neurodiversity at Slate.
Here’s an excerpt from his post at Planet of the Blind
Ms. Lutz reissues the tired ableist “voice over” narratives of non disabled people who talk on behalf of those who can’t. Her exhausted, nay, enervating reassertion that FC (Facilitated Communication) is a hoax is composed of ad hominem attacks on talented autistic people who have learned how to type. One is reminded of the old Harvard professors who exclaimed that Helen Keller was just a ventriloquists dummy for Annie Sullivan.
Read the Full article at Planet of the Blind