[Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK


Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download Download ô Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity 102 New York Timesndash;bestselling book 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 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 mdash;and the future of our society depends on our understanding it Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it and finds surprising answers to the crucial uestion of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years; Going back to the earliest days of autism research Silberman offers a gripping narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger the research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in profoundly different ways; he then goes on to explore the gamechanging concept of neurodiversity NeuroTribes considers the idea that neurological differences such as autism dyslexia and ADHD are not errors of nature or products of the toxic modern world but the result of natural variations in the human genome This groundbreaking book will reshape our understanding of the history meaning function and implications of neurodiversity in our worl. I have to say I was sadly disappointed by this book it looked like it was going to offer so much and yet it was left lackingThis looks at the history of autism from when it first started being recognised as a condition how various treatments developed and then explores why it may seem prevalent today and the reasons for this So far so good However it almost feels like the author had done a LOT of research on this topic and then couldn t bear to leave any of it out so you re left with a long winded rambling bookSome parts were fascinating and really piued your interest and other parts were so dry and laborious that it almost became a chore to get through it He uses case studies of different people with autism to highlight aspects of the history but then goes into too much personal detail that is irrelevant to the story being told It becomes disjointed and a little aimlessI think a bit of tighter editing would ve served this book well cutting out some of the superfluous and making some other parts succinct Overall it was an interesting read and may be eye opening to parents with children who are newly diagnosed but for the reasons mentioned above it fell a little short for me

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Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download Download ô Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity 102 York Timesndash;bestselling book 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 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 mdash;and the future of our society depends on our understanding it Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it and finds surprising answers to the crucial uestion of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years; Going back to the earliest days of autism research Silberman offers a gripping narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger the research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in profoundly different ways; he then goes on to explore the gamechanging concept of neurodiversity NeuroTribes considers the idea that neurological differences such as autism dyslexia and ADHD are not errors of nature or products of the toxic modern world but the result of natural variations in the human genome This groundbreaking book will reshape our understanding of the history meaning function and implications of neurodiversity in our worldThis. Steve Silberman is a journalist and writer for WIRED magazine who has written many readable stories on medicine and human health In this book he brings many years of reporting and training to delve upon one of the most prominent health issues of our time autismSilberman s book is rich in both human and scientific detail and shines in three aspects Firstly he meticulously traces the history of autism and the lives of the neurologists psychologists and doctors who chased its elusive identity He focuses especially on two psychologists Leo Kanner in the United States and Hans Asperger in Nazi controlled Vienna who identified the syndrome and pioneered its study through observations on hundreds of cases Asperger was the first one to identify a variety of signs and symptoms that contribute to what we now call autism spectrum disorder and his studies were expansive and nuanced Silberman s account of both the foibles and the triumphs of these two individuals is fascinating while Kanner s fault was in assigning the blame for autism to parents he coined the phrase refrigerator mother and focusing on children Asperger identified mostly high functioning autistic savants in his publications for a chilling reason so that the lower functioning cases could avoid the ghastly fate met by victims of the Nazis euthanasia program which aimed at eliminating mentally feeble individuals Both Kenner and Asperger meant well and in Asperger s case his withholding of the identities of autistic people literally meant the difference between life and deathAnd yet as Silberman so adeptly demonstrates this was one of those cases where the intentions of humane and well meaning researchers actually caused harm to public perceptions of the syndrome Kanner and Asperger s story is an instructive lesson in both the vagaries of scientific discovery and human nature and the sometimes unfortunate intersection of science with politics The selective reporting of high functioning patients in case of Asperger and children in case of Kanner led to a massive underreporting of autistic cases and the creation of a guilt complex among parents It also led to a delay in the recognition of autism as a spectrum of disorders Autism Spectrum Disorders rather than a narrowly defined condition It wasn t until 1981 that English researcher Lorna Wing finally publicized Asperger s wide ranging observations and it wasn t until 1991 before German researcher Uta Frith finally translated his workEncouraged by Wing s work when the diagnostic manual DSM III R finally classified autism as a widespread and bonafide syndrome with a textured and wide ranging spread of symptoms and issues Kanner and Asperger s inadvertent underreporting of cases led everyone to believe that there was a sudden epidemic of autism a belief that triggered even soul searching and the assignment of cause and effect to all kinds of environmental variables including vaccines Much of the media with its emphasis on sensationalism and simplistic explanations at the expense of subtlety and complexity did not help matters although ironically as Silberman tells us it was a movie Rainman that brought a lot of public attention to autism It is in the second half of the book that Silberman sternly clamps down on fraudulent claims of connections between autism and vaccination including the retracted work published by Andrew WakefieldFinally Silberman s detailed account draws up wonderful and sometimes very moving portraits of families and individuals affected by autism Also included are capsule portraits of famous people with autism and Asperger s syndrome like Nikola Tesla and Temple Grandin Silberman makes it clear that such people defy easy classification and we do them and ourselves a disservice when we stereotype and bin them into discrete categories He interviews hundreds of people who are stricken by the syndrome and tells us the stories of both adults and children who first struggled to cope with the disease and then found solace in meeting similar people and connecting with support networks He also profiles families from a remarkably wide cross section of society from people living below the poverty line to wealthy California families who are convinced by unverified connections between the environment and autism Silberman does not agree with them but he empathizes with their concerns and tries to understand them Fortunately the stigma associated with autism spectrum disorders is gradually giving way to a subtle understanding but as Silberman indicates there is still a long way to go As the title puts it his plea is for a world that appreciates neurodiversity the fact that even people regarded as psychologically different can have very important and valuable perspectives to offerIf I had some minor gripes with the book they were with the sometimes long winded digressions on the lives of autism researchers and patients and the relative lack of discussion of cutting edge biomedical and neurological research on the topic including work from genomics and drug discovery But these are minor gripes Silberman has painted a rich empathetic portrait of a devastating baffling but ultimately comprehensible disorder and its history which we all owe ourselves to appreciate Because ultimately as the central message of this book reveals the cure for autism is in understanding and empathy The cure lies in human nature itself

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Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download Download ô Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity 102 This New York Timesbestselling book 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 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 and the future of our society depends on our understanding it Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it and finds surprising answers to the crucial uestion of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years Going back to the earliest days of autism research Silberman offers a gripping narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger the research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in profoundly different ways; he then goes on to explore the game changing concept of neurodiversity NeuroTribes considers the idea that neurological differences such as autism dyslexia and ADHD are not errors of nature or products of the toxic modern world but the result of natural variations in the human genome This groundbreaking book will reshape our understanding of the history meaning function and implications of neurodiversity in our worldThis New. I pre ordered this book and I m so glad I did I don t often talk to others about the autism books I read mostly because NT s don t seek the same answers those of us on the spectrum seek But this one masterpiece that Silberman has put together is the biggest of exceptions He basically said what I ve been theorizing all along and seeing all the work and research put into finding some answers put into this one book gave me a hopeful outlook on my life and the future of my son s life He is also on the autism spectrum We ve come so far in our understanding of neurodiversity but there is still much work to be done Silberman has opened a door to a different and better approach to embracing and accommodating those who think differently

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  1. says: [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK

    [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download As an autistic adult, I pre ordered NeuroTribes with great excitement and read it eagerly when it arrived I think this is an important book that sheds much needed light on the history of autism research, and on the pitfalls of auti

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    [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK I pre ordered this book, and I'm so glad I did! I don't often talk to others about the autism books I read, mostly because NT's don't seek the same answers those of us on the spectrum seek But this one masterpiece that Silberman has put together is the biggest of exceptions He basically said what I've been theorizing all along, and seeing all the work and research put into finding some answers put into this one book gave me a hopeful outloo

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    Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download I teach courses in disability studies at Davidson College, and I found this book amazing on several levels First, it's just beautifully written, opening with the story of an eighteenth century scientist and framing his story as an aut

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    Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download Steve Silberman is a journalist and writer for WIRED magazine who has written many readable stories on medicine and human health In this book h

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    [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download This should be required reading for all parents, teachers and therapists of autistic children It would be great if people involved with autistic adults would read it too While some reviewers have found the subtitle misleading, in that it doesn't specifically explain how to think smarter about people who think differently, I question how anyone can read this book and not end up thinking smarter about the autistic people in their lives of t

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    Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Why does the Kindle edition I just bought today still proudly have a picture of Hans Asperger at the front, and page after page eulogising him without any update on 2 year old research by Herwig Czech showing Asperger in

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    Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK I have to say I was sadly disappointed by this book, it looked like it was going to offer so much and yet it was left lacking.This looks at the

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    Characters Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Join or create book clubs The story of people with disabilities is dominated by the issue of the 'dis' in 'disability' Whether the approach is medical

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    Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs Ó 2 Read & download [Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity] PDF/EBOOK I found the book both inspirational and disappointing in equal measures My disappointment is no reflection on the author, it's a great read, it's directed at my fellow man! Many of the early leaders in the research and understanding o

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