Steve Silberman will discusss his book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
The book explores conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.
Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, the MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, Shambhala Sun, and many other publications. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (Avery 2015), which Oliver Sacks called a “sweeping and penetrating history…presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity.”
The book became a widely praised bestseller in the United States and the United Kingdom, and won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. I