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Listening to @stevesilberman and @JHMarble in conversation about #autism and #neurodiversity at @square! Will be Live-tweeting as much as possible. :)
@stevesilberman @JHMarble @Square Steve is talking about the origins of #NeuroTribes in the early aughts, and how before he began his research he though #autism was rare. And how the conspiracy theories about causation were really running rampant.
@stevesilberman @JHMarble @Square He then wrote his classic article The Geek Syndrome, talking about how some autistic people were finding refuge in the Tech industries of Silicon Valley — and would often have #autistic offspring.
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Getting ready to listen to Bryna Siegel on @KQEDForum, re: autism & the new prevalence rate.

Fun fact: I had lunch with Dr. Siegel & two autistic friends a few years ago. She talked about some of her theories for her new book. They both told her she was wrong. She ignored them.
@KQEDForum So even though Dr. Siegel has had “more than 40 years of clinical experience” with autism, if she ignores autistic insights, her opinion on autism is flawed.
@KQEDForum “Diagnosing for dollars” is absurd. We know from research that, if anything, #autism is under diagnosed, especially in girls, people of color, kids from low SES scenarios. Yes, there is always a small % of diagnostic error, but that is a dangerous misdirection.
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