The Legacy of Autism and the Future of NeurodiversityBook - 2015
"A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently"-- Provided by publisher.
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Provides a comprehensive history of autism and diagnosis, treatment and social acceptance today. The book also demonstrates how understanding and sympathy for differences in perceptions of the world can be fostered.
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Forward by Oliver Sacks ix
Introduction: Beyond the Geek Syndrome 1
1. The Wizard of Clapham Common 19
2. The Boy Who Loves Green Straws 44
3. What Sister Viktorine Knew 82
4. Fascinating Peculiarities 140
5. The Invention of Toxic Parenting 187
6. Princes of the Air 223
7. Fighting the Monster 261
8. Nature's Smudged Lines 335
9. The Rain Man Effect 354
10. Pandora's Box 381
11. In Autistic Space 424
12. Building /The Enterprise/: Designs for
a Neurodiverse World 469
Epilogue: The Mayor of Kensington 475
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