I've been doing some reading this morning on the ancient history of Autism and thought I'd share. I'm not sure what I make of all of these reviews but I like the idea that our ancient ancestors would have valued autistic individuals for their specialist knowledge. Feel free to share your thoughts on these articles.
How would the NTs get by without us?
Lorna Wong wrote about that I think. She considered the myth of the changeling as possibly related to autism
Lorna Wing or Lorna Wong? I’ll have to look it up on google.
Whoops, my bad. Wing.
No worries I’ll google it and see what I can find out...
I found the link to the work on this by Lorna Wing, but the link wouldn’t open
I found this instead which may be similar, I’m not sure what I think of it but it’s ‘interesting’ to read:
This pdf certainly does go into Wing's theory about the nature of changelings and autism though.
There's a library somewhere where you can download books, someone kindly put a link here to one of Attwood books. There surely has to be something by Wing too. I wish I could remember the name of that library.....
It’s really interesting to read the explanations that people came up with for possibly autism, centuries ago.
I’ve got one of Attwood’s books, I’ll have a look in it later to see if there are any references to Wing.