NeuroTribes : The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
by Steve Silberman, Oliver Sacks
Editor: Allen & Unwin
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Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-FictionShortlisted for the Wellcome Book PrizeA the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestsellerForeword by Oliver SacksWhat is autism: a terrible developmental problem, permanent disability or a natural form of cognitive difference apparent to some form of genius.The truth is, it’s all these things and more – and the future of our society depends on our understanding.Following his incredible article “The Geek” Syndrome, Wired journalist Steve Silberman reveals the secret story of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovery, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has skyrocketed in recent years.Going back to the first research on autism and chronicle of the brave and solitary journey of the autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long time researched solutions for puzzle autism during the incantation of light on the increasingly “neurodiversity” movement and tracing a path to a more humane world for people with learning differences.
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