The first day of "Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, opened with a series of introductory talks by Kenneth Camargo, Benilton Bezerra, and Tom Weisner. The purpose of these talks was to provide some historical background on the intellectual traditions being brought together for this workshop. Benilton Bazerra and Kenneth Camargo opened the event with an introduction to Collective Health and a history of Brazilian psychiatric reform. Tom Weisner followed with an introduction to psychological anthropology and its contribution to the study of disability. This video is the second part of these talks: the second half of Tom Weisner's presentation, and the start of our group discussion.
"Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop" was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11th - 14th, 2015, supported by the Lemelson / Society for Psychological Anthropology Conference Fund, made possible by a generous donation from The Robert Lemelson Foundation.