Dec. 1 Speaker to Focus on Neurodiversity

November 18, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the Family Action Network will welcome Steve Silberman for a speaking event titled "Different, Not Less: NeuroTribes and the Future of Neurodiversity." Center for Independent Futures is excited to co-sponsor this free program.

Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, an award-winning and groundbreaking history of the science and culture of autism. His talk will focus on the concept of neurodiversity, which is a growing movement to reframe autism and other conditions such as dyslexia and ADHD as natural variations in the human genome rather than disorders. Silberman argues that society should honor neurodiversity by supporting individuals to make the most of their unique strengths and interests, rather than attempting to correct their supposed deficits or normalize their behavior.

The event will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Cornog Auditorium at New Trier High School’s Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 60093). The program is free and open to the public--no tickets required.

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