Autism and the Neurodiversity Acceptance Movement: writer Steve Silberman, profiled

Boing Boing pal Steve Silberman first wrote about the high number of autism cases in Silicon Valley in 2001, for this Wired feature. In 2015, his past 13 years of research into that subjet will be published in the book Neurotribes: Thinking Smarter About People Who Think Differently. profiles Steve:

The volume will look at the two prevailing views of autism that have competed for public attention and resources: one that sees it as a psychiatric disability, and another that recognizes it as a form of human variation with its own distinctive strengths, customs and culture.

"A Different State of Mind:
Embracing Autism, Asperger's and Intellectual Diversity in Silicon Valley
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