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permalink #126 of 150: Ed Ward (captward) Mon 2 Nov 15 18:31
    
Wonderful thing to put on your resume! Congrats.
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #127 of 150: David Gans (tnf) Mon 2 Nov 15 19:28
    
WONDERFUL! Congratulations, Steve!
  
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permalink #128 of 150: jelly fish challenged (reet) Mon 2 Nov 15 19:39
    
Just fabulous.
Really happy for you, Steve, and your beloved Keith and mom, and the huge
Tribe.
  
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permalink #129 of 150: Andrew Alden (alden) Mon 2 Nov 15 20:46
    
Thanks for putting in all those years of work, Steve; they paid off big.
  
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permalink #130 of 150: Scott Underwood (esau) Mon 2 Nov 15 21:03
    
Well earned.

>  "First popular science book to win the prize in its 17-year
 history."

I take that to mean, "addressed to a general audience, but written with
greater rigor and discovery than that might imply."

My heartfelt congratulations, Steve.
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #131 of 150: Dave Waite (dwaite) Tue 3 Nov 15 04:41
    
Well Done and a Very Big congratulations!
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #132 of 150: This may sound hokey and California (banjojohn) Wed 4 Nov 15 11:28
    
and I'm on page 8 of the introduction, and fascinated. By page 5, I
had to grab my highlighter and pencil. Continued congratulations-
  
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permalink #133 of 150: Alex Whitney (bltz) Wed 4 Nov 15 12:32
    
Haha, I had to do that too!
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #134 of 150: . (wickett) Wed 4 Nov 15 20:32
    

Well done, Steve, and well deserved! It's a triumph.
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #135 of 150: Stuart (sjs) Mon 9 Nov 15 10:20
    
Anybody in the DC area interested in seeing <digaman> talk about his
book this evening?

Steve posted in Facebook this morning about a talk today at the
Ivymount School in Potomac, MD.   (it's in the neighborhood where I
grew up.  In fact, it's going to be in the building where I went to
elementary school).

I'm going.

<http://www.ivymount.org/programs.cfm?subpage=1733>
  
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permalink #136 of 150: Kathy L. Dalton (kd) Mon 9 Nov 15 12:21
    
Too far for me...

As an aside have folks encountered the book "The Rosie Project"
Fiction, protagonist is a professor of genetics with aspergrs. Does
a nice job of presenting the assets of not being neurotypical along
with some of the challenges. It is a romantic comedy and in many
ways rather of type but having the a-typical protagonist adds some
interest. 
  
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permalink #137 of 150: John Spears (banjojohn) Mon 9 Nov 15 14:38
    
If I was nearby, I'd love to attend. That's the first I've heard of
"The Rosie Project", Kathy. Sounds interesting. 

pg.30 note

How odd that Wilson would make such a simple mistake about the age
of his subject, especially in such flowery language, concluding, "..
as his allotted three score and ten would permit." 

Perhaps Wilson was referring to Cavendish's "productive years"?
Cavendish clearly lived almost four score.
  
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permalink #138 of 150: John Spears (banjojohn) Mon 9 Nov 15 14:42
    
Is there a scheduled, speaking engagement/book tour, or is this a
one time thing, tonight in Potomac?
  
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permalink #139 of 150: cmf (cmf) Fri 13 Nov 15 11:37
    
Just wanted to say that after years of having one of my children
diagnosed and treated as having ADHD, Steve and his book played no
small role in determining that he's actually NOT ADHD but in fact is
on the spectrum. That realization changed our entire family to the
positive. Thanks Steve.
  
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permalink #140 of 150: David Gans (tnf) Fri 13 Nov 15 13:20
    
WElcome back tot he WELL, Tony!!
  
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permalink #141 of 150: Betsy Schwartz (betsys) Sat 14 Nov 15 10:55
    <scribbled by betsys Sat 14 Nov 15 10:56>
  
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permalink #142 of 150: Betsy Schwartz (betsys) Sat 14 Nov 15 10:58
    
There's so very much we don't know about the 'spectrum'. I am close
to someone who was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and
OCD, which often overlap, and NVLD has some overlaps with
Asperger's.There's a whole family of interrelated possible symptoms
and over time some kids accumulate a bunch of labels, any of : NVLD,
OCD, ADHD, PDD/NOS, Autism, Asperger's,Anxiety,BDD, Tourettes,
Depression, Executive Function Deficiencies, and sometimes "Shadow
Syndrome".

Sometimes the labels really help - it can be lifesaving to put a
name to the problems, and it can shift the school from punishment to
helping. But the diagnoses also limit, because  in the end each
person has their own collection of strengths and weaknesses and has
to find what works for them. I think that a great many people don't
fit neatly into one category or another -  I believe that sometime
in the future we will dispense with these labels and work with
strengths and weaknesses in different areas. 

I once saw a study that broke NVLD down into six distinct subtypes
and none of them really fit my person (although bits of each did).

Here are a couple of pictures that attempt to convey this:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/363736107375388752/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/133559945171229992/
https://i1.wp.com/www.scielo.br/img/revistas/rbp/v28s1/en_a03fig01.gif
  
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permalink #143 of 150: John Spears (banjojohn) Wed 30 Dec 15 13:42
    
Interesting diagrams. 

The first 109 pages have moved slowly, as I spent a lot of time
highlighting comments and symptoms which resonated with my
experience, which lead me to plod slowly with long periods of
consideration and personal memories.

On page 109, the nature of the book has taken a turn, and I've
fairly laid down the highlighter and entered page turning history.
  
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permalink #144 of 150: Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Sat 2 Jan 16 07:54
    
There's much to absorb. I'm wanting to re-read.

It's not just a book about autism, but a book about an often
catastrophic tendency to reject and dismiss "the other." Its
implications resonate throughout culture and politics...
  
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permalink #145 of 150: Don Mussell (dmsml) Sat 2 Jan 16 12:32
    
I am already re-reading. Your thought about implications is
certainly spot-on.
  
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permalink #146 of 150: Cliff Dweller (robinsline) Thu 24 Mar 16 23:26
    
This topic is perhaps exhausted, but I am only now finally getting
around to reading this absorbing book. Only about a quarter of the
way through, I am amazed by the scope of this subject. It is truly a
page turner and beautifully written. It is so deserving of the
honors it is receiving. It is the book of the year for me.
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #147 of 150: David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 24 May 16 10:38
    
Steve Silberman, denizen of the WELL and amazing writer, will speak
about his book "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of
Neurodiversity" on June 8 (Wednesday), 6:30 p.m. at the Petaluma
Regional Library. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/923473364356966/ 
Web: https://sonomalibrary.org/neurotribes

Please come!
  
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permalink #148 of 150: Tony Bittick (cmf) Thu 20 Oct 16 09:15
    
Steve I know this has long since come and gone but is anybody
recording these appearances in either audio or video format? 
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #149 of 150: David Gans (tnf) Thu 20 Oct 16 12:50
    

Steve hasn't been around at all since this ended.
  
inkwell.vue.485 : Steve Silberman, Neurotribes
permalink #150 of 150: Tony Bittick (cmf) Mon 24 Oct 16 06:19
    
Thanks man.
  



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