My collaborators and friends from the Italian organization NeuroPeculiar, joined in the venture by Enrico Valtellina, have posted a call for contributions to the second "Almanacco TUPS" (TUPS = Tipi Umani Particolarmente Strani, "especially/particularly/uniquely odd human types/individuals").
I had the pleasure and honor of contributing to the inaugural Almanac (Nuovi disturbi autistici [New autistic disturbances])
last year, with an essay about translating and neurodivergence. I am intending to [re]translate it [back?] to English for this blog as soon as possible.
This new call twists Lorna Wing's notion of a "triad of impairments" and reclaims it for a triad of powerful features of autism from a social perspective.
The original call is linked above.. Below are two English versions.
The second is my own "re-translation" of their Italian/English call in what I feel is more US-idiomatic, but still very academic-oriented, English.
The first is a version that attempts to move closer to Plain Language, which I crafted with Steph Ban's invaluable help. It isn't really PL, as Steph rightly points out, and its non-PL qualities are still my responsibility.
Still, I hope the first version is more accessible for non-academics.
I know that Enrico and the Neuropeculiar folks want everyone who has something to say about autism -- from the perspective of ethics, epistemology, or activism -- to consider contributing. Please boost either or both versions freely.
The Autism Triad: Ethics, Epistemology, Activism (more plain version)
A group called Neuropeculiar is starting a new writing project about autism. They want people from different backgrounds to share their thoughts and ideas. They want to explore three important aspects of autism: ethics, epistemology, and activism. They want each writer to choose one aspect to focus on.