NeuroTribes

NeuroTribes

The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

eBook - 2015
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What is autism: a lifelong disability or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is both of these things and more--and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose "little professors" were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, support, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and in education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781504615860
1504615867
9781504615846
1504615840
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (18 hr., 20 min., 08 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Hughes, William 1957-- Narrator
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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