Famous Autistics

It Takes Brains! – Autism Brain Net

By on November 16, 2015

result12345678910111213141516171819 When I was first contacted by The Autism Science Foundation about being involved in the It Takes Brains campaign, I honestly didn’t know what to think. The campaign has the goal of urging families and individuals on the spectrum to “make the heroic decision to register for brain tissue donation.”  It was certainly one of the […]

I interview Steve Silberman about his bestselling book, NeuroTribes

By on September 22, 2015

result1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738 In this incredibly interesting and extremely lengthy interview, I speak with Steve Silberman, the author of NeuroTribes, a fascinating book about the history of autism. If you have any interest in autism, I urge you to buy his book and read the whole thing because it will not only change the way you think about […]

Acclaimed artist thought to be autistic

By on September 8, 2004

Self-taught Idaho folk artist's work now collecting acclaim.
A controversial new biography asserts he was not deaf, but autistic.
James Castle, who died in 1977, had a flirtation with fame in the 1950s, '60s and '70s after a nephew introduced his art to a Portland art-school professor.
When his family pulled back from the art world after his death, Castle fell into obscurity. Though loved by artists and curators, he was little known...