In A Different Key: The Story Of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker tells a tight-knit story of the misunderstanding of autism and its discovery over seventy-five years with the diagnosis of Donald Triplett of Forest, Mississippi. The book explores the political battles as well as the shame that families went through and are still going through. Families are faced with finding a place in the world for those afflicted with this condition and political struggles are shared such as freeing children from nightmarish institutions, campaigns for the right for these children to go to school, educating the world about the true meaning of autism and aiding society in accepting autistic people.
This book shares the intimate stories of those who have fought long and hard against the controversies that surround autism such as vaccines and whether a cure for autism should be pursued. This book does an excellent job in examining the history of autism and the struggles as well as the progress that has been made in the acceptance of autism and the effect of our society.
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