The Resource NeuroTribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently, Steve Silberman

NeuroTribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently, Steve Silberman

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NeuroTribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently
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NeuroTribes
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the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently
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Steve Silberman
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Legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently
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eng
Summary
Following on from his ground breaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for identifying it, and discovers why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest 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 towards a more humane world in which people with learning differences have access to the resources they need to live happier and more meaningful lives. He reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, 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, accommodations in the workplace and education, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences
Awards note
Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.
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Silberman, Steve
Dewey number
616.85882
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Autism
  • Autistic people
  • Neurobehavioral disorders
  • Neuropsychology
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NeuroTribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently, Steve Silberman
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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20 cm.
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589 pages
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9781760294366
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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regular print
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NeuroTribes : the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently, Steve Silberman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
20 cm.
Extent
589 pages
Isbn
9781760294366
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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