Steve Silberman on Autism in Pop Culture- Today on CBC Radio Q with Gian Gomeshi

Today on Q with Gian Gomeshi, there was a short interview with Steve Silberman about the portrayal of autism in popular culture, specifically, on the ethics of ‘sentimentalizing’ autism as a super power or state of ‘innocence’.

Archives of the show can be found at:

Here is an interview from Autism Talk TV with Silberman on his earlier work, including historical approaches to understanding the spectrum of autism disorder and “sauvantabilities”


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