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NeuroTribes.

Author: Steve Silberman
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.
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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 form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more?and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Silberman
ISBN: 9781101639641 1101639644 158333467X 9781583334676 1760113638 9781760113636 176011362X 9781760113629 1741362075 9781741362077 0399185615 9780399185618
OCLC Number: 935083052
Awards: Winner of BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction 2015 (UK)
Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015
Contents: Foreward / by Oliver Sacks --
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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