This week on Up Close, being stigmatized through no fault of one’s own is unfair and
unfortunate, whether it’s for the way one is, or for what others think one has done.
Autism is a condition we hear a lot about today, amid increasing discovery of methods and technologies that can help those affected to communicate and thrive. But our conversation about autism should look deeply into our past. Journalist Steve Silberman discusses autism’s history as a guide to its future in NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
And then, if our society has often failed those with autism by not providing enough opportunity, tens of thousands of Americans today have been failed by having their opportunity ended, as they’ve been falsely imprisoned for someone else’s crimes. New York Post reporter Reuven Fenton discusses his book, Stolen Years: Stories of the Wrongfully Imprisoned.
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