Autism and self-determination: the path towards successful citizenship

Poster presented at 12th Autism-Europe International Congress, Nice (France). September 13-15 The concept of neurodiversity (Singer, 1999) has been introduced to make us aware that conditions such as autism are not a (neurological) deficit but part of the natural neurological variation. And, as with biodiversity, we should not only acknowledge this neurological diversity but also … More Autism and self-determination: the path towards successful citizenship

Autism: absolute thinking in a relative world

Many people have heard me speak about about “Autism as context blindness”. Or have read the book (not read the book yet? you’ll find it here: Book Autism as Context Blindness). I have recently updated the idea of autism as context blindness. That update involves two changes: 1. Context blindness and the predictive coding framework … More Autism: absolute thinking in a relative world

Enjoy Summer Vacation! And watch some videos if the weather is bad…

For a change, I will not be travelling the coming 3 weeks. It’s holiday, so time to relax and enjoy the company of good weather, delicious food and wine and – especially – friends and family. And engage in some cycling, beach walking and reading. If you are bored or facing a rainy day and … More Enjoy Summer Vacation! And watch some videos if the weather is bad…