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Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity / Steve Silberman ; foreword by Oliver Sacks.

By: Silberman, Steve 1957-.
Contributor(s): Hughes, William 1957- [narrator.] | Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015Copyright date: 2015Edition: Unabridged.Description: 16 audio discs (19 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.Disc region: audio file CD audio rda.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781504615907.Subject(s): Asperger, Hans, 1906-1980 | Kanner, Leo, 1894-1981 | Grandin, Temple, 1947- | AUTISM | NEURODIVERSITY | NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING | HISTORY | AUTISM | Autistic people | Neurobehavioral disorders | NeuropsychologyGenre/Form: Audiobooks. | Audiobooks.
Contents:
Introduction: beyond the geek syndrome -- The wizard of Clapham common -- The boy who loves green straws -- What Sister Viktorine knew -- Fascinating peculiarities -- The invention of toxic parenting -- Princes of the air -- Fighting the monster -- Nature's smudged lines -- The Rain Man effect -- Pandora's box -- In autistic space -- Building the Enterprise: designs for a neurodiverse world -- Epilogue: the mayor of Kensington.
Read by William Hughes.Summary: 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.
List(s) this item appears in: Teen Life Programme - Session 1 | Teen Life Programme - Session 2
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Duration: 19:00:00.

"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.

Introduction: beyond the geek syndrome -- The wizard of Clapham common -- The boy who loves green straws -- What Sister Viktorine knew -- Fascinating peculiarities -- The invention of toxic parenting -- Princes of the air -- Fighting the monster -- Nature's smudged lines -- The Rain Man effect -- Pandora's box -- In autistic space -- Building the Enterprise: designs for a neurodiverse world -- Epilogue: the mayor of Kensington.

Read by William Hughes.

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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