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How Autism Thwarts The Making Of A Relationship.

How Autism Thwarts The Making Of A Relationship.

In this paper I distinguish between human beings as organisms that require food, drink and shelter for survival and the making of a relationship not to serve this need of the organism but for its own sake.
I examine the way in which autosensuousness, as Frances Tustin has explained it, smothers the capacity to make a relationship. I also examine how the revision of Tustin’s theory towards the end of her life can be extended to encompass the deficiency in relating which is the core of autism.

Areas of Interest / Categories: Meeting 2012