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Presentation by Steve Silberman

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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 ReviewNatureSalonShambhala 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

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Lectures/Symposia/Workshops

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Administrative, Student Academic Services

Cost

Free to public

Contact Person

Jane Boomer

Contact Phone Number

440-775-5588

Contact E-mail Address

jboomer@oberlin.edu

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