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NeuroTribes

The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

by Steve Silberman

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The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
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Revealing the untold story of the father of Asperger's syndrome, a landmark book reveals the secret history of autism, finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared, and provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle.

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

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'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

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