Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Bridgette Ramirez
This thesis disrupts the popular narrative of high-functioning autistic individuals as the ideal and capable special needs people who are worthy of our attention. It characterizes the author’s nonverbal autistic sister as a charming, cunning, even diabolical figure who cannot be pinned to a single interpretation - a figure beyond understanding. Defying convention both stylistically and thematically, this thesis provides a nuanced, in-depth view of a family with special needs as each member copes in different and contradictory ways.
Ramirez, Bridgette, "How to Survive Autism: a Family Memoir" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1050.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.