In his groundbreaking book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, award-winning science writer Steve Silberman upends conventional thinking about autism, suggesting a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

In this fascinating event, 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.

 

This event is sponsored by the NHS.

About The Author

Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Nature, and many other publications. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which became a widely-praised international bestseller and won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize.