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Supporting autistic flourishing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 July 2019

Vikram K. Jaswal
Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400. jaswal@virginia.edu
Nameera Akhtar
Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. nakhtar@ucsc.edu


In response to the 32 commentaries, we clarify and extend two of the central arguments in our target article: (1) Social motivation is a dynamic, emergent process, not a static characteristic of individuals, and (2) autistic perspectives are essential to the study of autistic social motivation. We elaborate on how taking these two arguments seriously can contribute to a more accurate, humane, and useful science of autism.

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