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NeuroTribes

NeuroTribes
The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

by Steve Silberman

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2017-01-01
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 1925575500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, 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 future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', 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 question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest 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 casting light on the growing movement of 'neurodiversity' and mapping out a path towards a more humane world for people with learning differences.

Summary, Analysis & Review of Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes by Eureka

Summary, Analysis & Review of Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes by Eureka
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by Eureka

  • Publisher : Eureka
  • Release : 2015-10-05
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1944195114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary, Analysis & Review of Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes by Eureka PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A COMPANION TO THE BOOK AND NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK. NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity seeks to unearth what autism is and why it remains a mystery. Hans Asperger, a researcher and pediatrician working at the University of Vienna, first identified the disorder as occurring in many different forms and severities on a spectrum and saw the link between autism and high intelligence in areas such as music and mathematics. He called his patients little professors… This companion to Summary, Analysis & Review of Steve Silberman’s NeuroTribes by Eureka includes:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeawaysand much more!

Response to Neurotribes

Response to Neurotribes
A Book

by Travis Edward Breeding

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2017-10-11
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9781978220683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a response to the book Neurotribes and the idea of neurodiversity Travis talks about the dangers of the neurodiversity movement and advocates for more advocacy movements for people with autism who would like a cure for autism. Autism looks different for everyone so each person wants something different and there is a great need to meet the needs of all autistic people to ensure their happiness. Autism is such a wide spectrum that Travis speaks of a need to have more diagnosis than just autism and asperger syndrome because there are so many different functioning levels to it. The more diagnosis that we end up having the better we will be able to provide help to those in need because we have a greater understanding of what each type of person is looking for. This book is all about how to advocate for all people and include all people with autism and not just a specific group of people.

Naming Adult Autism

Naming Adult Autism
Culture, Science, Identity

by Dr. James McGrath

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1783480424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores representations of ‘high-functioning’ adult autism in autobiographical, scientific and fictional texts to demonstrate the value of Cultural Studies towards understanding autism as a subjective condition and social category.

NeuroTribes

NeuroTribes
The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter about People Who Think Differently

by Steve Silberman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-09-02
  • Pages : 997
  • ISBN : 9781741362077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NeuroTribes is a sweeping and penetrating history, presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity. It will change how you think of autism.' - From the foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, 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 future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', 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 question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. Going back to the earliest 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 towards a more humane world in which people with learning differences have access to the resources they need to live happier and more meaningful lives. Along the way, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger's syndrome, whose 'little professors' were targeted by the darkest social - engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of 'neurodiversity' activists seeking respect, technological innovation, accommodations in the workplace and education, and the right to self - determination for those with cognitive differences.

Trauma, Autism, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Trauma, Autism, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy

by Jason M. Fogler,Randall A. Phelps

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-11-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 3030005038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the diagnostic overlap and frequent confusion between the newly named DSM-5 diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), which include autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and trauma and stressor related disorders (TSRDs). These conditions are similar in that a) children with developmental disorders are particularly vulnerable to traumatic events and b) all have pervasive effects on the brain and development. Chapters provide a wealth of effective clinical, family, and school-based interventions, developed from established studies and important new findings. In addition, chapters use illustrative case studies to survey assessment challenges in today’s healthcare climate and consider alternative routes for improving correct diagnoses, identifying appropriate interventions, and referring proper targeted, evidence-based treatment and services. The book concludes with the editors’ recommendations for needs-based service access, including a more widespread use and acceptance of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. Topics featured in this book include: The neurobiological contributors to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) and its diagnosis in children with a history of trauma. Interventions for trauma and stressor-related disorders in preschool-aged children. Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis and care in a cultural context. Special population consideration in ASD identification and treatment. Challenges associated with the transition to adulthood. Trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders from a public health perspective. Trauma, Autism, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, public health, social work, pediatrics, and special education.

Summary & Study Guide - NeuroTribes

Summary & Study Guide - NeuroTribes
The Legacy of Autism

by Lee Tang

  • Publisher : LMT Press
  • Release : 2017-03-04
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 1544196377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprehensive View of Autism Past and Present This book is a summary of "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" by Steve Silberman. In NeuroTribes, the award-winning science journalist Steve Silberman changes the societal conversation about autism with a groundbreaking and comprehensive history of this much-talked-about but a little-understood condition. The book reveals the perfect storm that led to the sudden increase in diagnosis beginning in the 1990s. It describes how parents were bombarded with conflicting and misleading information on the causes and potential cures of the disease. It also describes how to embrace the concept of neurodiversity to build a better world for autistic people rather than searching for potential causes and risk factors. Read this book and learn more about autism from multiple perspectives—parents, scientists, activists, and the autistic people themselves. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—covers the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

A Joosr Guide to ... Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

A Joosr Guide to ... Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

by Joosr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9781785674211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We're Not Broken

We're Not Broken
Changing the Autism Conversation

by Eric Garcia

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1328587843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It's also my love letter to autistic people. For too long, we have been forced to navigate a world where all the road signs are written in another language." With a reporter's eye and an insider's perspective, Eric Garcia shows what it's like to be autistic across America. Garcia began writing about autism because he was frustrated by the media's coverage of it; the myths that the disorder is caused by vaccines, the narrow portrayals of autistic people as white men working in Silicon Valley. His own life as an autistic person didn't look anything like that. He is Latino, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, and works as a journalist covering politics in Washington D.C. Garcia realized he needed to put into writing what so many autistic people have been saying for years; autism is a part of their identity, they don't need to be fixed. In We're Not Broken, Garcia uses his own life as a springboard to discuss the social and policy gaps that exist in supporting those on the spectrum. From education to healthcare, he explores how autistic people wrestle with systems that were not built with them in mind. At the same time, he shares the experiences of all types of autistic people, from those with higher support needs, to autistic people of color, to those in the LGBTQ community. In doing so, Garcia gives his community a platform to articulate their own needs, rather than having others speak for them, which has been the standard for far too long.

Neurotribes

Neurotribes
The Legacy Of Autism And The Future Of Neurodiversity: Which Parent Carries Autism Gene

by Carmen Chittick

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-04-17
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Autism brings behavioral and social challenges to the lives of the person affected by the disorder. After being diagnosed with autism, usually, at three to five years old, you will invest years of your life teaching your child about effective communication, social interaction, and dealing with problem behaviors. Unfortunately, you also need to teach your teenage son with ASD about coping with a wide range of emotions, especially intense ones such as depression, loneliness, anxiety, and anger. Parents Will Learn From This Book: - How to set boundaries and keep your child on a routine - How to help your son adapt to change - How to help your teen deal with loneliness, depression, anger and anxiety - How to encourage them to interact with their peers and make friends - How to help him with peer pressure and bullying - How to prepare your son for the physical changes during puberty - How to nurture his special gifts and talents

Something Is Always Right

Something Is Always Right
A Book

by Melissa Sullivan

  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release : 2020-11-18
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 3748765010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Troubled by the apparent necessity of accepting others views of her struggles, the girl's anger at being placed on the spectrum and given treatment forms a solid trauma identity. Unable to see herself at the same level as her peers, and overwhelmed by the expectations of living in a modern world, she struggles with emotional pain. Granted enrollment at the Corwin-Russell School, she cowers under tables and paces in the corners. Feeling accepted by a handful of teachers and students, she rises to excell as a student, an athlete, and a girl who wants to just be. She is thrilled to be at college, is a varsity athlete and a core part of student groups, but she cannot tell people about her time in school before college. The sense of triumph of being at college is covering an uneasy question. Why can't I talk about this? One day, she tries to talk about it straight on with her new therapist. . She goes into a trance and has an incredible journey to give her greater sight. In the days that follow, she is overcome by one of the migraine episodes she has had before, but this one does not go away. Finally, she accepts a need to change her whole mindset and embark on a journey of physical healing. She faces the version of the story that she was avoiding, and takes actions to reclaim her whole life.. Siezing the power of a farm girl and nature lover, she accepts the feeling of pressure that she must live by the power of her own views.. She moves beyond the ideas that she is special and talented while also inherently different and deficient. She can live with the curse of medication or psychology theories no longer. Fending off the doubts of her loving parents and friends, she chooses answers that unify doubts and confidence.

The Politics of Autism

The Politics of Autism
A Book

by Dr. Bryna Siegel

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0199361010
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Politics of Autism investigates the truths and fictions of public understanding about autism, questioning apparent realities too sensitive or impolitic to challenge. Is there really more autism? How has the count expanded by diagnosing autism over other conditions? Have scientific methods in autism diagnosis gone hand-in-hand with autism increases? Are mild autism cases really a 'disorder,' rather than personality variant? Can autism be quiescent in childhood but truly first recognizable in adulthood? Why does popular media often portray people with autism as odd geniuses ignoring the kind of autism most have? Siegel tackles thorny issues and perennial questions: How do we weigh likely treatment gains with treatment costs? Why does our autism education persist in teaching academic subjects some never master? Why do we fail to plan realistically for autistic adulthood? Which parents get caught up in non-mainstream 'treatments' and fear of vaccines? Readers will see an insider's view of controversies in autism research. Siegel's views, sometimes iconoclastic, always frank and informed, challenge broad unexamined assumptions about our understanding of autism. Each chapter addresses different issues, data, and social policy recommendations. A chapter-by-chapter bibliography with URLs provides both popular media and scientific references.

Affect, Animals, and Autists

Affect, Animals, and Autists
Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance

by Marla Carlson

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2018-05-21
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0472053825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the emotional responses of audiences to neurodiverse characters and non-human animals on stage to question the boundaries of the human

See It Feelingly

See It Feelingly
Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor

by Ralph James Savarese

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-12
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1478002735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“We each have Skype accounts and use them to discuss [Moby-Dick] face to face. Once a week, we spread the worded whale out in front of us; we dissect its head, eyes, and bones, careful not to hurt or kill it. The Professor and I are not whale hunters. We are not letting the whale die. We are shaping it, letting it swim through the Web with a new and polished look.”—Tito Mukhopadhyay Since the 1940s researchers have been repeating claims about autistic people's limited ability to understand language, to partake in imaginative play, and to generate the complex theory of mind necessary to appreciate literature. In See It Feelingly Ralph James Savarese, an English professor whose son is one of the first nonspeaking autistics to graduate from college, challenges this view. Discussing fictional works over a period of years with readers from across the autism spectrum, Savarese was stunned by the readers' ability to expand his understanding of texts he knew intimately. Their startling insights emerged not only from the way their different bodies and brains lined up with a story but also from their experiences of stigma and exclusion. For Mukhopadhyay Moby-Dick is an allegory of revenge against autism, the frantic quest for a cure. The white whale represents the autist's baffling, because wordless, immersion in the sensory. Computer programmer and cyberpunk author Dora Raymaker skewers the empathetic failings of the bounty hunters in Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Autistics, some studies suggest, offer instruction in embracing the nonhuman. Encountering a short story about a lonely marine biologist in Antarctica, Temple Grandin remembers her past with an uncharacteristic emotional intensity, and she reminds the reader of the myriad ways in which people can relate to fiction. Why must there be a norm? Mixing memoir with current research in autism and cognitive literary studies, Savarese celebrates how literature springs to life through the contrasting responses of unique individuals, while helping people both on and off the spectrum to engage more richly with the world.

Autism Survival Handbook

Autism Survival Handbook
A Book

by Created by People with Autism for People without Autism

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2018-09-26
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN : 0359116175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a world where their is so many misconceptions about what Autism is and isn't, a group of individuals with Autism have come together and put together this manual so that people without autism can better understand autism, and better work with people with autism.

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
A Book

by Edith Sheffer

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-05-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0393609650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shortlisted for the 2019 Mark Lynton History Prize A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis. Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. But in this groundbreaking book, prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer exposes that Asperger was not only involved in the racial policies of Hitler’s Third Reich, he was complicit in the murder of children. As the Nazi regime slaughtered millions across Europe during World War Two, it sorted people according to race, religion, behavior, and physical condition for either treatment or elimination. Nazi psychiatrists targeted children with different kinds of minds—especially those thought to lack social skills—claiming the Reich had no place for them. Asperger and his colleagues endeavored to mold certain "autistic" children into productive citizens, while transferring others they deemed untreatable to Spiegelgrund, one of the Reich’s deadliest child-killing centers. In the first comprehensive history of the links between autism and Nazism, Sheffer uncovers how a diagnosis common today emerged from the atrocities of the Third Reich. With vivid storytelling and wide-ranging research, Asperger’s Children will move readers to rethink how societies assess, label, and treat those diagnosed with disabilities.

Diverted

Diverted
A Book

by Roxanne Hobbs

  • Publisher : SilverWood Books
  • Release : 2018-02-15
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1781327599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diverted' reshapes our understanding of what it is to be human and to live in a more inclusive world.

Giving Voice

Giving Voice
Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality

by Meryl Alper

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2017-01-20
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0262533979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How communication technologies meant to empower people with speech disorders—to give voice to the voiceless—are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities. Mobile technologies are often hailed as a way to “give voice to the voiceless.” Behind the praise, though, are beliefs about technology as a gateway to opportunity and voice as a metaphor for agency and self-representation. In Giving Voice, Meryl Alper explores these assumptions by looking closely at one such case—the use of the Apple iPad and mobile app Proloquo2Go, which converts icons and text into synthetic speech, by children with disabilities (including autism and cerebral palsy) and their families. She finds that despite claims to empowerment, the hardware and software are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities. Views of technology as a great equalizer, she illustrates, rarely account for all the ways that culture, law, policy, and even technology itself can reinforce disparity, particularly for those with disabilities. Alper explores, among other things, alternative understandings of voice, the surprising sociotechnical importance of the iPad case, and convergences and divergences in the lives of parents across class. She shows that working-class and low-income parents understand the app and other communication technologies differently from upper- and middle-class parents, and that the institutional ecosystem reflects a bias toward those more privileged. Handing someone a talking tablet computer does not in itself give that person a voice. Alper finds that the ability to mobilize social, economic, and cultural capital shapes the extent to which individuals can not only speak but be heard.

Supporting Positive Behaviour in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Supporting Positive Behaviour in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Practical Strategies for Addressing Challenging Behaviour

by Tony Osgood

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2019-12-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1787751333
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This highly practical book is an accessible and grounded handbook for addressing challenging behaviour in children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD), including autism. It recognises that challenging behaviour does not appear out of nowhere and is meaningful for the person exhibiting it. Behaviour can be communicative and an important signifier of underlying sensory or environmental issues. Focusing on a person-centred approach throughout, the book has advice and strategies for working with the client's families, support staff and professionals. It also presents best practice for analysing and addressing challenging behaviour in various settings such as schools, hospitals and the home, all while stressing the need to keep the human story at the heart of any assessment and intervention. Each chapter features questions for discussion or reflection and exercises for the reader to complete. Informal, frank and free of jargon, this is indispensable for professionals, parents, and anyone working with people with intellectual disability or autism.

Letters To My Weird Sisters

Letters To My Weird Sisters
On Autism and Feminism

by Joanne Limburg

  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2021-07-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1838950060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It seemed to me that many of the moments when my autism had caused problems, or at least marked me out as different, were those moments when I had come up against some unspoken law about how a girl or a woman should be, and failed to meet it. An autism diagnosis in midlife enabled Joanne Limburg to finally make sense of why her emotional expression, social discomfort and presentation had always marked her as an outsider. Eager to discover other women who had been misunderstood in their time, she writes a series of wide-ranging letters to four 'weird sisters' from history, addressing topics including autistic parenting, social isolation, feminism, the movement for disability rights and the appalling punishments that have been meted out over centuries to those deemed to fall short of the norm. This heartfelt, deeply compassionate and wholly original work humanises women who have so often been dismissed for their differences, and will be celebrated by 'weird sisters' everywhere.