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In a Different Key - The Story of Autism

John Donvan

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Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction An extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children 's civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change. 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 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 electr

Language:

English

Narrators:

Caren Zucker, Kaleo Griffith

Length:

23h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:10


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:22


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:49


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:20


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:35


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:55


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:47


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:27


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:54


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:52


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:21


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:51


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:48


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:37


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:49


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:16


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:52


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:00


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:23


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:30


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:36


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:17


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:22


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:30


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:19


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:19


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:59


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:01


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:22


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:45


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:32


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:57


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:23


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:39


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:29


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:53


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:12


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:04


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:41


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:26


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:48


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:20


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:46


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:47


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:07


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

02:57


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:14


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:36


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:49


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:25


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:43


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:52


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:33


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:24


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:43


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:45


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:03


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:17


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:28


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:26


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:17


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:40


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:38


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:07


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:17


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:14


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:36


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

02:38


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:59


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

02:15


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

02:07


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:09


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

02:36


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:25


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:09


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:29


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

02:38


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:05


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

02:29


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

08:50


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

02:55


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

05:13


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:04


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

06:15


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

08:49

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