From ‘refrigerator mothers’ to ‘autreats,’ new book charts autism’s hopeful cultural trajectory
Johns Hopkins University
Penguin Books, $29.95
To understand the future of autism, take a trip to its past. In NeuroTribes, science writer Steve Silberman serves as a knowledgeable and evenhanded guide to the often dark history of autism.
It’s a sad, difficult story that Silberman confronts head-on. In a wide-ranging narrative, he describes desperate parents, children abandoned to grim