Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Autism Fiction Award 2011

Please visit the top space on the sidebar and  vote for your favorite work(s) of autism fiction in the Autism Fiction Award 2011 poll.  The nominees, as objectively  selected by AutismRealityNB, are:


a. LA Times Autism Series, Alan Zarembo


b. Nature Journal Changing Perceptions: Power of Autism, Laurent Mottron


c. ASAN Claim to Represent People With Autism In Ethics Debates


d. DSM5's New Autism Spectrum Disorder (Formerly Known as Asperger's Syndrome)

6 comments:

jonathan said...

I was torn between b and c. Was not sure if possible to vote for both of them as I went for c, as slightly more fictitious than b.

His name is actually Zarembo. I spoke with him on the phone a couple of times, he seemed decent. So far, only two of his four pieces have been published and they seemed well done and no fiction as far as I was concerned. d. I don't know as much about, but is sort of a moot point, as the DSM is not entirely relevant as autism is sort of a wastebasket term for a variety of different disorders IMO.

Suzanne F. said...

Maybe you should provide a link. I can't say I've read any of those articles.

Autism Reality NB said...

Thank you Jonathan, you are correct. The reporter's name is Alan Zarembo NOT Zaremba. I can't correct the spelling in the poll though. Once anyone has voted no changes can be made in the poll.

I respectfully disagree with your comments about his writing though. His presentation of the autism prevalence issue is one sided and does not present the issues in full and accurate context.

Autism Reality NB said...

Suzanne I am not sure what you have read about autism.

The Zarembo articles are in the LA Times. The Mottron nature article is referenced on many places on the internet including on this blog site and at the Nature Journal which I referenced.

ASAN information can be found at the ASAN web site. Similarly the DSM5's new Autism Spectrum Disorder which I have previously discussed on this site can be found at DSM5.org, proposed revisions:

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=94

Autism Reality NB said...

Suzanne I am not sure what you have read about autism.

The Zarembo articles are in the LA Times. The Mottron nature article is referenced on many places on the internet including on this blog site and at the Nature Journal which I referenced.

ASAN information can be found at the ASAN web site. Similarly the DSM5's new Autism Spectrum Disorder which I have previously discussed on this site can be found at DSM5.org, proposed revisions:

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=94

Stranded said...

This is by far the toughest poll I have ever voted on! I would laugh if it wasn't a serious issue of chronically misrepresenting autism spectrum disorders.