Nearing the end of NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman, the subtitle seems more appropriate: “The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurdiversity.” Finally, I’m making connections between various meanings of the title and the text.
The Legacy of Autism
Autism, at least for now, is an undefined disability, a handicap with symptoms in search of a cause. This is a problem of etiology and nosology: how we determine causes and labels for conditions. What is likely a medical condition was (and often is) associated with psychology instead of medical science (neurology and psychiatry, at least).