Friday, April 15, 2011

'Autism's Gadfly' criticises celebrity diagnosis

Here is a link to an excellent article written by 'Autism's Gadfly', writer Jonathan Mitchell, who has a "mild autism spectrum disorder":

'Undiagnosing Gates, Jefferson and Einstein"

Mitchell's essay is a careful 'dissection' of the 'diagnosis' of these three celebrities as autistic, teasing apart the many gaps in the arguments.

Mitchell uses methods not dissimilar to the analysis Denis Harold has so usefully begun on Sarah Abrahamson's article about Janet Frame.

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