neurodiversity

Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
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