To mark Steve Silberman’s winning of the 2015 Samuel Johnson book prize, UK’s top prize for non-fiction and the first science book to be so honored, we’re reposting Silberman’s 2011 NeuroTribes blog post honoring educators. In this post, he asks
In 2007, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring April 2 World Autism Awareness Day — an annual opportunity for fundraising organizations to bring public attention to a condition considered rare just a decade ago.
Editor’s note: I’ve never been a fan of campaigns that propose to get people talking about important issues by telling them to shut up. (No “Day Without A Gay” in my name, thanks.) That’s why,