Steve Silberman Explores the Forgotten History of Autism

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Today, one in 68 children is on the autism spectrum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet despite decades of research, there is much we don't know about the disorder. We discuss the evolving definition, hidden history and public perception of autism with "NeuroTribes" author Steve Silberman.

Steve Silberman speaks at TED:


Steve Silberman, journalist and author of "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity"