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Steve Silberman

The Legacy of Autism and Future of Neurodiversity

What is autism? And why have autism diagnoses in children risen so dramatically in the last 40 years? Today, more than 3.5 million Americans are estimated to be on the autism spectrum and the condition remains misunderstood and stigmatized. In his book, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, Steve Silberman delves into the forgotten history of the condition and provides long-sought understanding to the autism puzzle. Join us in conversation with Steve on the subject of autism, his research, and his journey to publishing this rich and engaging book.

Steve Silberman, best-selling author

Steve Silberman is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in Wired, the New Yorker, the MIT Technology Review, Nature, Salon, and other publications. He is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, which dives into the history of autism and uncovers many of the misunderstandings about it. His writing on science, culture, and literature has been collected in a number of major anthologies including The Best American Science Writing of the Year and The Best Business Stories of the Year. His TED talk on the forgotten history of autism has been viewed more than a million times.

Curious Conversations, intimate live discussions

Curious Conversations are meant to spark curiosity and fulfill the thirst for knowledge. Thought leaders, experts, and some of the world’s most interesting people join us for engaging discussions. The conversations are filmed in front of a studio audience in the heart of Silicon Valley and broadcast live around the world.

Conversations aren’t one-sided lectures. They are interactive. Anyone, anywhere can ask questions and have them answered on air.

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