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Commentary: Challenging Representations of Autism: ExploringPossibilities for Broadcasting the Self on YouTube
Department of Psychology, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 4350, Australia.
Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
2013 (English)In: Journal of Developmental Disabilities, ISSN 1188-9136, Vol. 19, no 1, 90-95 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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YouTube offers potential for many to broadcast their own ideas and concepts to a broad international audience. The take up of YouTube by people with autism as a space for advocacy and awareness raising is discussed in this paper, and the benefits of the environment for enabling people with autism to portray autism in positive and enabling ways are considered. The distinction between knowledge of autism produced within a scientific, medicalised deficit framework as opposed to an experiential knowledge of those with autism themselves is as evident in online spaces such as YouTube as it is in face to face environments, and the wider potential impacts of online spaces on face to face environments will be considered. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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EBSCO Industries , 2013. Vol. 19, no 1, 90-95 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-71384OAI: diva2:623587
Available from: 2013-05-28 Created: 2013-05-28 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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