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dc.contributor.authorSimmons, William Paul
dc.contributor.authorBoynton, Janyce
dc.contributor.authorLandman, Todd
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-09T19:30:52Z
dc.date.available2021-04-09T19:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-28
dc.identifier.citationSimmons, W. P., Boynton, J., & Landman, T. (2021). Facilitated Communication, Neurodiversity, and Human Rights. Human Rights Quarterly, 43(1), 138-167.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0275-0392
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/hrq.2021.0005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/657678
dc.description.abstractFacilitated Communication (FC) has rightly been labeled a pseudoscience as there are no controlled studies showing its validity as a form of communication for people with severe autism or other disabilities. In controlled studies, it has been the facilitator and not the person with disabilities that is generating the communication. Spurious communications have led to numerous cases of sexual assault and false accusations of misconduct. Nev-ertheless, FC remains widely practiced and touted even by supposed experts. We argue that this controversy has important human rights implications, especially for activists attempting to amplify marginalized people’s voices by speaking for them, and raises critical questions about epistemological issues in human rights work. © 2021 by Johns Hopkins University Press.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University Pressen_US
dc.rights© 2021 by Johns Hopkins University Pressen_US
dc.titleFacilitated Communication, Neurodiversity, and Human Rightsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1085-794X
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalHuman Rights Quarterlyen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleHuman Rights Quarterly
dc.source.volume43
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage138
dc.source.endpage167
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-09T19:30:52Z


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