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Send in the Idiots by Kamran Nazeer
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My Review: It’s wonderful to hear from an individual with autism. So frequently doctors, professionals, researchers, and parents write books about their clients and their children. While they have important and valuable insight, their description of the actual realities of autistic individuals are starkly lacking.

Mr. Nazeer brought up an insightful point about the nature of labels. Autism doesn’t predispose an individual to anything. Genius, idiocy, mediocrity- these are all things that accompany a person, not their particular label. Too often, people assume and judge based solely on labels. Labels mean nothing when it comes to individual uniqueness and the subjective realities within each of our worlds.

Eloquent and beautifully real, Mr. Nazeer depicts not only the autistic world, but the world of individuality itself.
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October 13, 2010 – Started Reading
October 13, 2010 – Shelved
October 14, 2010 – Finished Reading
August 19, 2012 – Shelved as: memoir-biography
August 19, 2012 – Shelved as: psychology-social-work
May 7, 2013 – Shelved as: autism

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these points about labels are excellent! Hope to read this book.


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