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Autism and Developmental Disorders

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1994-1617

ISSN (online): 2413-4317


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The Theme of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Fiction 1693


Isakova S.V.
student, the Department of Specialized Clinical Psychology and Inclusive Education, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia

Feofanov V.N.
PhD, Professor, Department of Special, Clinical Psychology and Inclusive Education of the Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia

The article examines the content of six literary works about people with autism spectrum disorders. As cri¬teria for comparison the following things are selected: the genre in which the book is written, the presence of specialized terminology, the narrator of the story, the subjects of relationships, the gender and age of the main character, the description of the symptoms of autism and the nature of that description, the dynamics of the state and the climax of the literary work. The conclusion is drawn that the works of fiction on autism are aimed at informing the society of the problem, improving tolerance towards people with autism and supporting all those who are personally affected by autism.

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, books about people with autism, a child with autism


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