Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00pm
Location: MIT Building 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium), 3rd Floor, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Description: Steve Silberman, an award-winning science writer, long time writer for Wired, and freelancer for publications ranging from The New Yorker to Salon, is the author of the 2015 international best seller, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
The book, both a history and a compelling argument against conventional thinking about autism, suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and participation in society for people who think differently. Silberman’s book won the coveted 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction and 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, National Public Radio, The San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications. His TED talk, “The Forgotten History of Autism,” has been viewed more than a million times and translated into 25 languages.