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York College of PA to host award-winning author of NeuroTribes, history of autism, on Nov. 3 via Zoom

October 19, 2022
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The award-winning author of "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity," a history of autism, will speak at 7 p.m., Nov. 3. The talk by Steve Silberman, part of a series focused on medical humanities, will be hosted on Zoom and is open to the public free of charge.

During “Accepting Autism and Neurodiversity,” Silberman will discuss what it means to accept autism and move toward an understanding of different ways of thinking. In April 2016, he gave the keynote speech at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day. He has given talks on the history of autism at Yale, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, the National Academy of Sciences, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Imperial College London, the MIND Institute at UC Davis, and many other major institutions. His TED talk, “The Forgotten History of Autism,” has been viewed more than a million times and translated into 25 languages.

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity became a widely-praised bestseller in the United States and the United Kingdom, and won the 2015 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction, a California Book Award, and a Books for a Better Life award. It 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, and many other publications, and is being translated into 15 languages. 

Silberman also won a gold record from the Recording Industry Association of America for co-producing the Grateful Dead’s career-spanning box set So Many Roads (1965-1995), which was Rolling Stone’s box set of the year. His liner notes have been featured in CDs and DVDs by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, the Jerry Garcia Band, and many other groups.