Autism and Neurodiversity Article Analysis

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The goal of this assignment is for you to analyze how autism is portrayed in the popular media with respect to a neurodiversity perspective.

For this assignment, you will

  • first, find an advertisement, news article, or other media image that depicts autism. This artifact could be a news article reporting on someone with autism, an advertisement for a product geared towards people with autism, a television or movie portrayal of someone with autism, etc. Upload the image, article, or advertisement with your assignment.
  • Write a 2 page paper analyzing the the artifact (i.e., the advertisement, article or image) from a neurodiversity perspective. That is, discuss the extent to which the advertisement, article, or image depicts autism from a medical model or from a neurodiversity model or both. Make sure you connect your conclusions with specific examples, quotes or ideas portrayed in your media article or advertisement. Your analysis should be based on ideas from the readings, slides, lecture and discussion. The idea is to make explicit connections between your analysis and the course content on the neurodiversity movement.
  • Use course terms and information from both the lecture and readings to support your conclusions. Be explicit about how course content applies.

Your paper should be 2 pages double spaced, 12-point Times font. You will be graded on:

  1. whether you include the advertisement, article, or image with your assignment,
  2. the thoroughness of your discussion of neurodiversity and/or the medical model and the extent to which your conclusions are linked to specific dimensions of the advertisement, article, or image
  3. writing quality - clarity and mechanics - please proofread carefully, make sure to your organize your ideas, and make your ideas clear.
  4. citations - whether you use in-text citations and include a reference list of the class materials and artifact your included in your paper.

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Autism and Neurodiversity
Institutional Affiliation
6th June 2019




Autism is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to maintain proper
social communication. This condition is seen to affect development, cognition, and
communication. In most cases, autistic people suffer many challenges as they grow and it is
important to evaluate how different their challenges are from those of non-autistic people.
Challenges in autistic people come from social barriers, communication issues, health issues and
challenges of independent living. Since autistic people have it harder than non-autistic people,
their rate of mortality is higher and in most cases is due to suicide. This has been attributed to
autistic p...

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