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In a Different Key
Author: John Donvan

ISBN: 9780241261637
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 28 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2 x 3.7
"In this profoundly humane history, John Donvan and Caren Zucker tell the whole story of autism - afrom the small Mississippi town where Donald Triplett, the first child to be diagnosed the condition still lives today to the aclassrooms, laboratories, and courts where essential questions aconcerning autism have been battled over. This is, above all, the story of families fighting for a place in the world for their children- women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed mothers for causing autism, fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments, and parents who forced schools to accept their children. But many others played starring roles too- doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism, and those with autism, like Temple Grandin and Ari Ne'eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed a philosophy ofa'neurodiversity'. By turns intimate and panoramic,aIn a Different Keyatakes aus on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were acondemned to institutions, to one in which parents and people with aautism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of aautism- as differenc...

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