This New York Times–bestselling
book 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
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
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
Going back to the earliest days of autism research, Silberman
offers a gripping narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger, the
research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in profoundly
different ways; he then goes on to explore the game-changing concept of
neurodiversity. NeuroTribes considers the idea that neurological
differences such as autism, dyslexia, and ADHD are not errors of nature
or products of the toxic modern world, but the result of natural
variations in the human genome.
This groundbreaking bookwill reshape our understanding of the history, meaning, function, and implications of neurodiversity in our world.
Boktitel: Neurotribes. The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Författare: Steve Silberman Bokförlag: Penguin Random House