Paula Vodickova : Autism and the Pubertal

Puberty compels the autistic subject to do some psychic work, and doing so via corporeity has integrative effects on the psyche. The enigmatic other becomes the target of eroticized demands. The sex drive is diverted to serve the purpose of an identity/narcissist construction. The autistic pubertal finds its denouement in a fetishist reality beyond adolescences.