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Expanding the critique of the social motivation theory of autism with participatory and developmental research

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We argue that understanding of autism can be strengthened by increasing involvement of autistic individuals as researchers and by exploring cascading impacts of early sensory, perceptual, attentional, and motor atypicalities on social and communicative developmental trajectories. Participatory action research that includes diverse participants or researchers may help combat stigma while expanding research foci to better address autistic people's needs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere94
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2019


  • Expanding the critique

    Rights statement: This article has been published in a revised form in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © Cambridge University Press 2019.

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