• by Steve Silberman
  • Narrated by William Hope
  • 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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history of autism

really enjoyed listening to neurotribes. the hype is for a reason, highly recommend it to everyone.
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- dana

Worth a second listen

I can't recommend this book more highly! I enjoyed every moment of it. It can be a little heavy with information that may seem irrelevant at the time but it always loops back around and makes sense. As someone who works with ASD children and has a young ASD brother the history this book provides and the insights were invaluable.
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- Candice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios