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Friday, September 2, 2011

An Important New Book

From Lynne Rienner Publishers:

The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters

by Dana Lee Baker

How can society best respond to people with atypical neurological development? Should we concentrate on providing medical care, or on ensuring civil rights? Addressing these questions, Dana Lee Baker offers a provocative analysis of the ways that intersecting agendas—prevention, civil rights, providing specialized care, and celebrating disability culture—compete to make disability rights policy. The result is a thoughtful and timely consideration of the tensions shaping all quarters of disability advocacy.

  • Why Public Policy Matters for Neurodiversity (And Vice-Versa).
  • Competing Disability Policy Agendas: Cause, Care, Cure, and Celebration.
  • Securing Civil Rights vs. Providing Care.
  • Securing Civil Rights vs. Finding a Cure.
  • Securing Civil Rights vs. Celebrating Diversity.
  • Providing Care vs. Finding a Cure.
  • Providing Care vs. Celebrating Diversity.
  • Finding a Cure vs. Celebrating Diversity.
  • Finding Common Ground.