Neurotribes, The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

HomeI just finished reading the new, groundbreaking book on autism called Neurotribes, The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman. This is a GREAT book. It is a must read for anyone who is autistic or loves someone who is autistic. It opened my mind like no other text has. It also confirmed what I suspected after I first encountered Asperger Experts: If you want to understand autism/Aspergers, you need to include the perspective of people who are autistic or have Aspergers themselves. There is no substitute. For decades, neurotypical therapists and doctors have gotten it wrong and have done more harm than good. Now, with the neurodiversity revolution, we are finally respecting the real experts, i.e., those who live with autism. If you read one book on autism this year, make it Neurotribes.    

~Lou

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