by Web on January 15, 2016
John Donvan and Caren Zucker, authors of the book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, will speak in the Recital Hall of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College on Wednesday, January 27, at 5:30pm. Following their lecture, they will participate in a book signing hosted by Lemuria Bookstore. The event is free and open to the public.Crown Publishing describes the book as an effort that “weaves together largely unknown stories of previously unsung heroes, whose ingenuity, perseverance, and resilience offer new insight into…the rise of the disability rights movement, deinstitutionalization, the effort to mainstream those on the spectrum, breakthroughs in neuroscience and our understanding of the mind, and the birth of the neurodiversity movement.”
A key figure in the book is Donald Triplett, Millsaps College class of 1958, who became the first child in history diagnosed with autism. Triplett was featured in the summer 2011 issue of the Millsaps Magazine, which can be read here.
John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News, and host/moderator of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates. Caren Zucker is a 25-year veteran of ABC News, and producer and co-writer of the PBS Series Autism Now.
Click here to view a recent interview with the authors on ABC.