Tagged: I/DD

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When You Can’t Score an Autism Diagnosis

This is part of a series I’m writing on being the parent of a child with severe multiple disabilities at Blinded Trials. A couple of months ago, a mother of a child with the...

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Marginal cases and virtue

Children are marginal cases. Talking about ethics in terms of autonomy, or rights — Kantian ethics —  famously leaves children, especially very young children, in an odd place. I have addressed this elsewhere in...

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The Moral Treatment, Hygiene, and Education of Idiots

The Moral Treatment, Hygiene, and Education of Idiots and Other Backward Children is perhaps not the most auspicious book title. Nor is Idiocy: and Its Treatment by the Physiological Method. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to...

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