On March 24 Tacoma audiences can hear from Silberman about NeuroTribes, and learn about the growing movement of “neurodiversity” activists, who see autism as a natural and celebrated human difference—a disability, rather than a disease or disorder of modern times.
Silberman will deliver the Keck Neuroscience Lecture on Thursday, March 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., including time for questions from the audience. The free event will be in the Tahoma Room, Commencement Hall. No tickets are required, and everyone is welcome. A map of campus is below. ...
The San Francisco Chronicle said of the book: “To read NeuroTribes is to realize how much autistic people have enriched the scope of human knowledge and diversity, and how impoverished the world would be without them.”
“Epic and often shocking,” wrote the Chicago Tribune. “A rallying call to respect difference,” said Science magazine.
This is total denial. It's clear that autism will be allowed to destroy our country and we'll just watch it happen, at the same time deluding ourselves into believing that it's normal and acceptable.
Describing a serious neurological condition like autism as "a natural and celebrated human difference" defies all reason.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.