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We Walk: Life with Severe Autism

Amy S. F. Lutz


In this collection of essays, the author writes openly about her experience as a mother of a now twenty-one-year-old son with severe autism. The author's human emotion drives through each page and challenges commonly held ideas that define autism either as a disease or as neurodiversity. The book is inspired by the author's own questions: What is the place of intellectually and developmentally disabled people in society? What responsibilities do we, as citizens and human beings, have to one another? Who should decide for those who cannot decide for themselves? What is the meaning of religion t ... More

Keywords: severe autism, parent, human emotion, neurodiversity, intellectually, developmentally disabled people, inclusion, religion, therapeutics, friendship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501751394
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501751394.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy S. F. Lutz, author
University of Pennsylvania