What’s in a Name?

  • Mary Akerley
Part of the Current Issues in Autism book series (CIAM)


Knowledge, power, control, certainty, identity—all this and more. Names are labels, labels are names. They have scientific uses, social uses, and political uses. Without them, there is no communication.


Cerebral Palsy Spina Bifida Functional Definition Special Education Student Autistic Adult 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Akerley
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  1. 1.Silver SpringUSA

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