neurodiversity

[I] make no pretense of being the last word on the subject of autistic children. …more appropriate to call it one of the first words.

— Rosalind Oppenheim, Founder of Rimland
Adult, Autistic, and Forgotten
Dustin Hoffman portrayed an adult with autism in the 1988 film Rain Man.

Dustin Hoffman portrayed an adult with autism in the 1988 film Rain Man.

More than $330 million is spent each year on autism research—but only 1 percent of that is focused on adults. Read The Daily Beast contributor Elizabeth Picciuto’s thoughts on funding for autism research, neurodiversity, and adults with autism.
Talking Neurodiversity
Author Steve Silberman

Author Steve Silberman

What is neurodiversity? Steve Silberman, author of last year’s ground-breaking and award-winning exploration of the history and science of autism called Neurotribes, explains neurodiversity and gives an enlightening overview of the “forgotten” history of autism in this fascinating TED2015 talk.

The Forgotten History of Autism