Great Minds Don't Always Think Alike
A deep look at the hidden history of autism and the promise of a future in which everyone is given the support they need to reach their maximum potential.
a lecture by Steve Silberman
Monday, March 5
Porter Hall 100
Book signing to follow
Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, Shambhala Sun, and many other publications. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (Avery 2015), which Oliver Sacks called a “sweeping and penetrating history…presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity.” The book became a widely-praised bestseller in the United States and the United Kingdom, and won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction, a California Book Award, and a Books for a Better Life award. It was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2015 by The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The Independent, and many other publications, and is being translated into 13 languages. The feature film rights have been acquired by Paramount Studios and Lorne Michaels.