Theme description

This page about Autscape 2011 is of historical interest only. Go to the home page for current information.

Theme Description

The theme for Autscape 2011 is "Owning Autism".

Autism Spectrum Conditions (including Aspergers Syndrome) can be officially diagnosed by clinicians. They are examined, thought about, and commented on by academic researchers, journalists and parents. These people contribute to defining what autism means in society. However, autism is experienced from the inside by autistic people.

We want to examine who currently "owns" autism and how ownership is expressed. We invite consideration of the ways autistic people own our condition.