On Our Own Terms: Emerging Autistic Culture, by Martijn Dekker
Similarly, for the Dutch self-advocate Martijn Dekker (2006), autism “is neither a physical (bodily) disability, nor a mental illness: it is a neurological disability.” His making the brain something different from the body illustrates that organ’s special ontological and functional status.
Read the article by Martijn Dekker:Dekker, Martijn. 2006. “On Our Own Terms: Emerging Autistic Culture.” (PDF).