Réalisateur : Martin, R., Tremblay, P.H.
Producteur : CECOM de l'Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
Numéro du produit : 0526
Année : 2005
Michelle Dawson is an autistic who works as a researcher, affiliated with the Pervasive Developmental Disorders information processing laboratory at Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies in Montréal. This laboratory is directed by Laurent Mottron.
Ms Dawson's ideas are surprising in that they throw into question everything we have become accustomed to thinking about autism. She questions the legal, scientific, and institutional foundations which determine the place of autistics in our society. Recently, her ethics - and human rights - based arguments were cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in their decision against a group of parents attempting to have the human rights of autistics replaced by the single "right" to "medically necessary" intensive behavior interventions designed to extinguish autistic traits and abilities.
Many consider Ms Dawson to be among the leaders of a global effort to have autism recognized as a different way of being human, rather than as a disease or series of defects to be eradicated. At the beginning of this film, Laurent Mottron provides a brief, eloquent introduction for Michelle Dawson.
Une version sous-titrée en français est disponible (numéro 0526).
MICHELLE DAWSON on Autism in Society, Law and Science
- Modèle: 0527
- Disponibilité: En stock