My guest this episode is Alicia Broderick, author of the new book The Autism Industrial Complex: How Branding, Marketing, and Capital Investment Turned Autism Into Big Business. Her book traces the cultural, political, and economic history of autism. We talk about the history of autism services, how industry greed often gets in the way of useful approaches that can help families and some advice for families of newly diagnosed kids on how to find the best approaches and sift through all the hype.
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Read the transcript at the link below the audio file
Transcript by Julie-Ann Lee: Podcast_Transcript_0722_Broderick_Borden
Alicia Broderick is a Professor of Education at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Links mentioned in the podcast
The Autism Industrial Complex: How Branding, Marketing, and Capital Investment Turned Autism Into Big Business, by Alicia Broderick
Screams, Slaps and Love (Lovaas interviewed in Life Magazine).
Affirming resources for families
Start Here: A Guide for Parents of Autistic Kids, by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (book & e-book)
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (website)
Uniquely Human, by Barry Prizant (book)