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The Resource Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity, Steve Silberman

Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity, Steve Silberman

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Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity
Title
Neurotribes
Title remainder
the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity
Statement of responsibility
Steve Silberman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently. What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all 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"--
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Dewey number
616.85/882
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
S54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity, Steve Silberman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-515) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781583334676
Lccn
2015006545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn907295282
Label
Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity, Steve Silberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 481-515) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781583334676
Lccn
2015006545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn907295282

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