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First, persons: discovering internet accounts of men with autism spectrum conditions

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posted on 28.03.2022, 16:06 authored by Malcolm Robertson
Autism spectrum condition (ASC) is a developmental condition in which individuals have difficulties in social interaction, communicative development and imagination, and exhibit a restricted range of interests. Although rates of diagnosis are rising, few studies have taken a first person perspective, and explored how adults with ASC describe their own experiences. The paper presents clinical qualitative research into ASC, using autobiographical accounts and Web pages created by men with ASC. A number of life stories posted on the Internet were collected and analysed. Results brought into question the received wisdom that ASC is a disability, with many participants suggesting that difference is a more useful framework for understanding ASC. The study proposes several themes that may assist helping professionals to work therapeutically with young men with ASC.

History

Alternative Title

Discovering internet accounts of men with autism spectrum conditions

Table of Contents

[PART 1] -- Introduction -- 1. The research setting -- 2. Questions of method : -- Participants and data collection -- Analytical framework -- Data analysis -- 3. Results and discussion -- 4. Implications -- [PART 2] -- Literature review.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references Australiasian Digital Theses Program Project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Clinical Psychology, Macquarie University, 2002.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis masters coursework

Degree

Thesis (MCLINPSYCH), Macquarie University, Dept. of Psychology

Department, Centre or School

Department of Psychology

Year of Award

2002

Principal Supervisor

Judy Ungerer

Rights

Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au Copyright Malcolm C. Robertson 2002.

Language

English

Extent

iii, 33, 44 p

Former Identifiers

mq:17888 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/158699 1589927