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Bright Not Broken Radio Show – The History of Autism

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Join us as we talk this week with world renowned author, journalist and parent, Adam Feinstein. Adam’s book A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers outlines the history and development of the concept of the autistic spectrum.  His interviews with leading professionals, parents, and adults with autistic conditions reveals the controversies between professionals and the problems that still exist for families in different countries, as well as the progress that has been made. As the administrator for the acclaimed annual Awares international online autism conference Adam brings a unique global perspective to both parents and professionals. His research and resources on ASD are a wellspring of information for anyone involved with 2e children and their families.   

 Adam Feinstein is the editor of two autism-related websites, AutismConnect (www.autismconnect.org.uk) and Awares (www.awares.org), both run by Autism Cymru, Wales’s national charity for autism. He also runs the acclaimed annual Awares international online autism conference. He writes extensively on autism for a range of publications, including The Guardian, broadcasts for the BBC, and gives talks at conferences around the world. He is the founder and editor of Looking Up, the monthly international autism newsletter (www.lookingupautism.org), and has contributed to the UK Medical Research Council’s Autism Review. He has a son with autism.