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  • Biklen, D. (2005). Autism and the myth of the person alone. New York, NY: New York University Press.
  • Grace, E. J. (2013). Autistethnography. In P. Smith (Ed.), Both sides of the table: Autoethnographies of educators learning and teaching with/in [dis]ability (pp. 89-101). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Grinker, R. (2007). Unstrange minds: Remapping the world of autism. New York, NY: Basic Books
  • Johnson, D. (2018). Diverse bodies, diverse practices: Toward an inclusive somatics. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
  • Jones, S. R. (2016). The ABCs of autism acceptance. Fort Worth, TX: Autonomous Press.
  • Kupferstein, H., & Walsh, B. J. (2015). Non-verbal paradigm for assessing individuals for absolute pitch. World Futures, 1-16.
  • La Roche, M. J., Bush, Hillary & D’Angelo. (2010). The Assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder: A cultural examination. Practice Innovations, 3/2, 107-122.
  • Leary, M., & Donnellan, A. (2012). Autism: Sensory-movement differences and diversity. Cambridge, WI: Cambridge Book Review Press.
  • Levy, S.E., Mandell, D.D., Merhar, S., Ittenback, R.F., & Pinto-Martin, J.A. (2003). Use of complementary and alternative medicine among children recently diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 24, 418-423.
  • Li, C., & Kimble, E. (2015). Cultural considerations in the selection of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for Chinese-American immigrant children with autism spectrum disorders. North American Journal of Medicine & Science, 8, 129-134. Retrieved from
  • Magana, S. & Smith, L.E. (2013). The use of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised with a Latino population of adolescents and adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1098-1105.
  • Mandell, D.S., & Novak, M. (2005). The role of culture in families’ treatment decisions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 11, 110-115.
  • Manning, E. (2013). Always more than one: Individuation’s dance. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • Markram, K., & Markram, H. (2010). The intense world theory – a unifying theory of the neurobiology of autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4 (224). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00224
  • McDonnell, A., & Milton, D. E. M. (2014). Going with the flow: Reconsidering “repetitive behavior” through the concept of “flow states.” In G. Jones & E. Hurly (Eds.), Good autism practice: Autism, happiness and wellbeing (pp. 38-47). Birmingham, UK: BILD Publications.
  • McGuire, A. (2016). War on autism: On the cultural logic of normative violence. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Milton, D. E. M. (2014). Autistic expertise: A critical reflection on the production of knowledge in autism studies. Autism, 7(2), 794-802.
  • Milton, D. E. M., & Bracher, M. (2013). Autistics speak but are they heard? Medical Sociology Online, 7(2), 61-69.
  • Monje, M. S. (2016). Teaching languagings to: nonverbal thinkers – The us book. Fort Worth, TX: Autonomous Press.
  • Pickard, K.E., & Ingersoll, B.R. (2016). Quality versus quantity: The role of socioeconomic status on parent-reported service knowledge, service use, unmet service needs, and barriers to service use. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 20, 106-115.
  • Prince-Hughes, D. (2013). Circus of souls: How I discovered we are all freaks passing as normal. San Bernardino, CA: CreateSpace.
  • Ratto, A.B., Reznick, J.S., & Turner-Brown, L. (2016). Cultural effects on the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder among Latinos. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 31, 275-283.
  • Sansosti, F.J., Lavik, K.B., & Sansosti, J.M. (2012). Family experiences through the autism diagnostic process. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 27, 81-92.
  • Savarese, R. (2010). Toward a postcolonial neurology: Autism, Tito Mukhopadhyay, and a new geo-poetics of the body. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 4(3), 273-290.
  • Savarese, R. (2013). From neurodiversity to neurocosmopolitanism: Beyond mere acceptance and inclusion. In C. D. Herrera & A. Perry (Eds.), Ethics and neurodiversity (pp. 191-205). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Savarese, R. (2014). I object: Autism, empathy, and the trope of personification. In M. M. Hammond & S. J. Kim (Eds.), Rethinking empathy through literature (pp. 74-92). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Sequenzia, A., & Grace, E. J. (Eds.). (2015). Typed words, loud voices. Fort Worth, TX: Autonomous Press.
  • Silberman, S. (2015). NeuroTribes: The legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity. New York, NY: Avery.
  • Smith, N.J., Sheldrick, R.C., & Perrin, E.C. (2013). An abbreviated screening instrument for autism spectrum disorders. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 149-155.
  • Sutton, M. (Ed.). (2015). The real experts: Readings for parents of autistic children. Fort Worth, TX: Autonomous Press.
  • Yergeau, M. (2013). Clinically significant disturbance: On theorists who theorize theory of mind. Disability Studies Quarterly, 33(4). Retrieved from


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