Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Forward by Oliver Sacks
...a sweeping and penetrating history presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity. It is fascinating reading. It will change how you think of autism and it belongs alongside the works of Temple Grandin and Clara Claiborne Park on the bookshelf of anyone interested in autism and the workings of the human brain.” -from the foreword by Oliver Sacks, author of An Anthropologist On Mars and Awakenings
Going back to the earliest days of 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 for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, healthier, more secure, and more meaningful lives.
NeuroTribes was the first science book to win the Samuel Johnson Prize. It has also won a California Book Award and a Books for a Better Life Award.
Source: Steve Silberman