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Neurotribes : the legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity

by Silberman, Steve (Author)

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"A groundbreaking book that 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 devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring... Full description

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Table of 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.
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