Book Review: “NeuroTribes” – I loved this but…

Steve Silberman’s “NeuroTribes: the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently” is a book that needs no introduction.  This monumental much anticipated history of autism has hit the best seller lists running and small wonder – it’s got it all – or nearly. I’ll come back to that later. […]

Author Steve Silberman pushes for change in how people see autism

San Francisco — U.S. Journalist and Author Steve Silberman wants to change how the world sees people with autism. Silberman, whose book ‘Neurotribes’ made it to the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist, wants everyone to stop seeing autism spectrum disorder merely as a disability. ‘Neurotribes’ was first intended to be a book about the autism […]

The Real Autism Tsunami

Editor’s Note: Trigger alert. This article contains profanity and historical references that readers may find disturbing. My heart is heavy today. Suddenly I understand something in a new way and this clarity only makes me sad. I now know where they’ve been. I now believe beyond a doubt that the entire autism spectrum of people […]

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Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery

Editor’s Note: Understanding, perspectives and language change over time. Individuals on the spectrum have been writing about their experience of autism for many years… often unheard. When Michael approached us to reprint an article that he wrote 15 years ago for Autism Awareness Month, Autism Daily Newscast gladly agreed to share his submission. Cognitive and social skills, […]

Ari Ne’eman, First Autistic Presidential Appointee, on Living with Autism, Finding a Cure, and Neurodiversity

Last December, President Obama appointed Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways to reform health care, schools, support services, and employment policy to better the lives of people living with disabilities. His nomination was controversial to many in the autism community, due to […]

The Conversation of Neurodiversity and Autism

Cornell University in New York recently posted an article that addressed the concerns related to the autistic population on campus. College students with autism have difficulties that set them apart from other students. The classroom environment can cause disruptions to their goals of learning and making friends. If a person with autism is not advanced […]

Eye-opening POV Autism Documentary airs on PBS

On July 29, 2013, PBS premiered the documentary Neurotypical. Neurotypical is a documentary from the viewpoint of autistic individuals that explores their daily lives, thoughts and feelings, as well as their opinion on the normal, or “neurotypical,” world. The film is rare, as it is not only poignant and revealing, but also remarkable and sometimes […]

What Happens When Children with Autism Grow Up?

Autism has been around for many years, but the past few decades have seen the numbers of diagnosed cases rise exponentially. We still don’t know what causes the disorder, and there is considerable debate regarding the best way to treat it, but we do know this – there is a huge influx of adults with […]

Autism book nominated for Samuel Johnson Prize

London — Steve Silberman’s “Neurotribes”, a book that explores autism, has been nominated for a Samuel Johnson Prize.  Autism Daily Newscast book review can be read here. The Samuel Johnson Prize is the leading literary award-giving body in the U.K. It recognizes non-fiction books written in the English language, and has been named after essayist […]

Media perceptions of Asperger’s and violent crime is misinformed

Editor’s Note: Autism Daily Newscast chose not to report on last week’s shooting in Oregon as we felt it was not important to publicize this tragedy to the autism community. We waited to see how mainstream media would report it. Initially we were glad to see the focus on gun control. Unfortunately, once again media is perpetuating false […]