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By John Donvan Caren Zucker | Comments: ( 676 ) | Date: ( Jan 18, 2020 )

Nearly seventy five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism Beginning with his family s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered histoNearly seventy five years ago, Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi became the first child diagnosed with autism Beginning with his family s odyssey, In a Different Key tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it Unfolding over decades, it is a beautifully rendered history of ordinary people determined to secure a place in the world for those with autism by liberating children from dank institutions, campaigning for their right to go to school, challenging expert opinion on what it means to have autism, and persuading society to accept those who are different It is the story of women like Ruth Sullivan, who rebelled against a medical establishment that blamed cold and rejecting refrigerator mothers for causing autism and of fathers who pushed scientists to dig harder for treatments Many others played starring roles too doctors like Leo Kanner, who pioneered our understanding of autism lawyers like Tom Gilhool, who took the families battle for education to the courtroom scientists who sparred over how to treat autism and those with autism, like Temple Grandin, Alex Plank, and Ari Ne eman, who explained their inner worlds and championed the philosophy of neurodiversity This is also a story of fierce controversies from the question of whether there is truly an autism epidemic, and whether vaccines played a part in it to scandals involving facilitated communication, one of many treatments that have proved to be blind alleys to stark disagreements about whether scientists should pursue a cure for autism There are dark turns too we learn about experimenters feeding LSD to children with autism, or shocking them with electricity to change their behavior and the authors reveal compelling evidence that Hans Asperger, discoverer of the syndrome named after him, participated in the Nazi program that consigned disabled children to death.By turns intimate and panoramic, In a Different Key takes us on a journey from an era when families were shamed and children were condemned to institutions to one in which a cadre of people with autism push not simply for inclusion, but for a new understanding of autism as difference rather than disability.

  • Title: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
  • Author: John Donvan Caren Zucker
  • ISBN: 9780307985675
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover

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  • Lark Benobi

    I enjoyed reading In a Different Key a great deal, and I learned a lot from it. The authors cover a huge amount of territory, from the first person who ever received a diagnosis of "autism" to the latest thinking about what is now known as "autism spectrum disorder." The book is written with great compassion and meticulous care.What this book did for me was make me realize (once again?) that 99% of what we all know to be "true"about autism is actually the result of flawed thinking, combined with [...]

  • Teresa

    "If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism". The same applies to books about autism.I've read lots of books related to autism, from fiction with quirky protagonists with autistic traits to handbooks written by specialists and memoirs and guides from those on the autistic spectrum. All of them have helped in different ways with how I deal with the challenges autism presents me with on a daily basis.This is the first, "definitive" story of autism I have encountered an [...]

  • Spider the Doof Warrior

    I'm not hearing good things about this. The way a lot of non-autistic people look at autism is different than how autistic people look at it. Like they may consider stuff like ABA to be useful and helpful while autistic adults who went through it report PTSD from it. They see things like stimming as bad habits that need to be stopped, but autistic people find it comforting. Or lack of eye contact equals not listening to the person or being in their own world while a lot of autistic people say it [...]

  • Ellie

    In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan is a fascinating review of the history of the diagnosis of autism, the rise of advocacy groups and the movement for neurodiversity. From Donald Triplett, the first child diagnoses by autism pioneer Dr. Leo Kanner to the vaccine wars, the rise of the parent advocacy groups CAN, NAAR, and Autism Speaks, to the members of the autism community, people like Temple Grandin, Donvan provides up-close examinations as well as general overviews of the [...]

  • Sarah

    Awful, dehumanizing book. Presents abuse, torture, even murder of disabled people as "love". Makes every excuse for unfit parents while demeaning and dismissing self-advocacy in all forms.You won't learn much about autism from this massive tome. But it does serve as an excellent study in narcissistic parenting. So there's that.Some Relevant LinksIn a Different Key: One (Deeply Flawed) Story of Autism by M. KelterCognitive Dissonance In A Different Key by Erin HumanResponse from Ari Ne'eman, Foun [...]

  • Rebekah

    At first, I was hesitant to read In A Different Key due to some of the negative reviews. Having two Autistic Nephews and one Autistic Niece, I was afraid I would personalize the abysmal care that was given to patients at the Institutions. After reading the book I can say that ignoring those reviews was the best thing I did.I think some people went into it expecting a first-person narrative, not knowing it was a historical timeline of the major milestones, from 1930’s going into 2013. Donvan an [...]

  • Ariel

    This was one of the best books I have ever read. I have friends with children on the spectrum, I have a family member on the spectrum, and I work in an elementary school with kids on the spectrum. I picked this book up to learn more about a condition that I encountered all of the time but besides what I had personally observed, in reality I knew very little about it. I was initially daunted by the heft of this book but after reading it I wouldn't have deleted a word. It left me wanting to know e [...]

  • Jimmy

    What is autism?You think you may know the answer, and you probably do. At least on the surface. The answer to what autism is, its history, and its divisive battles, In A Different Key offers readers a satisfying and enlightening account of the various perspectives of autism. As an educator myself and someone who works with people with autism on a daily basis, it was extremely heartening to learn so much about this 'condition' that I didn't know that I didn't know.Written by two journalists, John [...]

  • Jessica

    I feel I must give the warning that the way most of the population with autism, and most people with mental disabilities, have been treated in the past was awful until recently. This book is about that history. We have come a long way from what used to common in terms of care and treatment of this population, we still must continue to move forward. In order to do so I feel it necessary to learn the history. This is a great place to start.This is respectfully told, as respectful as possible consi [...]

  • Carol

    I made a difficult decision when I decided to read In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucher . My brother is severely autistic. He was born in 1955 when I was nine. I am going to do this review in a very personal way, through my own experiences. The authors started this history of autism with the first boy diagnosed with it. That boy, Donald Triplett had well educated parents, like mine but they were wealthy unlike mine. The biggest difference outside of the fact t [...]

  • Carol

    Received as a GoodReads giveaway. I'm not a psychologist, not an autism expert of any kind, just an interested individual with extended family members on the autism spectrum. So when this hefty book arrived, I worried about being swamped with medical jargon and dry discussions of research papers. It turned out to be a very readable book focused on the human face of autism, with stories of the patients, families, doctors and others involved in autism diagnosis and treatment since the 1930s. From [...]

  • Vannessa Anderson

    In Forest, Mississippi nearly 75-years ago, Donald Triplett became the first child diagnosed with autism.In the beginning mothers were blamed for giving their children autism and these mothers were called refrigerator mothers. It took advocates who shared what their inner worlds were liked to lead the fight for equality for Americans with Autism and those dedicated Americans fought the politicians, the medical profession, and school boards to win rights for Americans who live with Autism.In A Di [...]

  • Judy Lesley

    It would be difficult for me to give this incredible accumulation of information any rating other than five stars. Autism has only touched my family in ways which haven't helped me understand what it truly entailed. One of my daughters is a school teacher and the other works with juveniles involved in the court system so I've heard their experiences with children with autism and yet even that didn't give me the full background I was searching for. This book does.Taking on the story of autism has [...]

  • Kara

    In a Different Key: The Story of Autism is an incredibly detailed history of the activism of parents of autistic children and adults to increase the resources available in our society for those affected as well as educating the public about this spectrum of conditions. However, a significant weakness of this work was the focus on the struggle of parents of the autistic at the expense of a focus on the activism and perspective of autistic people themselves. Frankly, I found this disparity very di [...]

  • Lp1989

    NB: I am reviewing this at the same time as Neurotribes and will occasionally be drawing comparisons. IADK compared to NT is well meaning enough but suffers from a simplistic premise - namely the fact that the authors are working from a medical model of ASC with an emphasis on parental advocacy and biomedical intervention - often with the aim of producing genetic markers to allow for pre natal screening - at the expense of the viewpoint of autistic adults, self-advocacy, and the social model of [...]

  • Renee

    Everyone should read this book. This is a history, that is our history and needs to be understood. Donovan and Zucker have written a history of Autism that is broad in its scope, using personal stories, early records and the work of the pioneers in this field of study. To read this book is to better understand the complex issues surrounding autism, where the diagnoses came from and how. This is an essential work concerning the treatment of others, and how society defines those who are or seem di [...]

  • Marie Smith

    This book wonderfully describes the history of understanding autism (associated cultural attitudes and what was learned through scientific research), beginning roughly in the 1940s. It is a nearly 500-page page turner.

  • Abby

    Totally riveting. I flew through this massive book, which is a history of how autism was given a name and how that name — and the development of the autism spectrum and what that diagnosis entails — has shifted, and continues to shift, from the 1940s to the present. That's the key takeaway: None of this is finished. This is not a definitive history. The authors betray their broadcast journalism roots sometimes (ending almost every chapter's final paragraph with a predictable "hook"), but it [...]

  • Erin O'Riordan

    I enjoy good writing about science topics, and I'm especially interested in books that explore the scientific and social history of medical conditions. This book hit all the right notes with me. It explored the topic of autism from the first modern diagnosis onward, then went back and looked at what could be historical examples of individuals with undiagnosed autism. Lest you think this book is nothing but dry scientific facts, however, please note that the authors have done an excellent job of [...]

  • Matthew Henken

    Ugh. I was looking forward to reading this very much. I am interested in autism as a psychological, medical, and social phenomenon and the reviews for this book have been outstanding. I was extremely disappointed in this book. The writing as a mechanical matter was fine, but the book read like a (vastly) extended magazine article of the middling sort. It narrates event after event and dispute after dispute without (seemingly) any interest in probing beneath the surface or considering the hard qu [...]

  • Gary

    The best biographies (or histories) are those which transcend the story that is being told. One does not even have to be interested in Autism to appreciate fully what the authors have done with this book. The arc of the story is tied together by how our understanding of the nature of Autism has changed from its early days until today and how complex it is to do science right.The authors usually tell their history by focusing on particular characters and put them into the context of the time peri [...]

  • Emily

    Such a completely fascinating, comprehensive look at autism. I've read a lot of autism books and this one is my favorite.

  • Wanda

    It was no surprise to read in the 'About the Authors' section at the end of the book that they each have a family member in the autism spectrum. This is clearly written from inside the camp and it's very well written at that. The scope of the book ranges from an overview of autism, its history, diagnoses, treatments, and advocacy to intimate profiles of individuals on the spectrum and their families. And it's those profiles that stand out with stories that focus on the person and not on their di [...]

  • Diane

    I received this book from . A subject I am always interested in learning more about having a grandson on the autism spectrum. I was a little afraid of this book due to it's length alone but the author had such a reader friendly writing style that I soon lost the feeling of reading a text book. A great book filled with information on a subject we have so much to learn about. I highly recommend this book.

  • Dawn

    I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.An outstanding overview of autism for the general reader. This book is highly readable and engaging. It is recommended for those who deal with autism in some way in their own lives and for professionals who work with those with those "on the spectrum".

  • Corinne Wilson

    If you're looking for a step by step guide to helping or interacting with someone with autism, that definitely wasn't the intent of this book. What it does do is relate the folly-ridden tale of how the public came to understand what autism is and give people with autism a place in the world. Well done audiobook, and very accessible and engaging/not dry content. The triumphs of the autism community stem from horrific beginnings: what it's like to be checked into a mental institution as a small ch [...]

  • Warren Mayocchi

    Considerably less than the tag line - "The Story of Autism" - but still a reasonably well written exploration of autism from the constraining perspective of an American. Most (perhaps all) of the social policy, law, and so on is USA all the way. International viewpoints are given some space, but only in the context of the American story. For example, Leo Kanner's specific ideas about autism are celebrated and discussed at length, starting with his first case study. The following American discove [...]

  • Missy Attridge

    I have always been curious about Autism/Aspergers and when my college classmate wrote this book I decided to check it out. It was beautifully written, heartfelt, non-judgmental, and I learned a lot. While it is filled with facts and the history of the condition and medical awareness of it, it is the story telling that makes it compelling. You get to know many families trying to cope with and help their children live successfully with autism. The only reason I did not give it five stars was that [...]

  • Pam

    this was a heartbreaking but important read. No detail left out. I challenge anyone who cares for, works with or loves someone with autism to read this book

  • Tricia

    One of the most comprehensive books on Autism I've ever picked up and I'm so glad I read it. I wish everyone would read it although I know that a book this dense is a tough sell for anyone without a direct investment in an Autistic person. I appreciate, more than anything, that this book helped me learn about my community; it's history, strivings, failings, growth and current trajectory. As hard as the last few years of my life have been, reading about those who have come before me was empowerin [...]

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