Autism book talk with Jennifer Singh
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Jennifer Singh, whose grandfather is Indian-American, is an author and scholar at Georgia Tech. She will be talking about her book, "Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science"
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Charis Circle and Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Donation: $5 suggested
Contact: (404) 524-0304
"Is there a gene for autism? Jennifer Singh, a sociologist of science, technology, and medicine at Georgia Tech, investigates this very question in her new book Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science. The book critically examines the practices, politics, and meanings of autism genetics from scientific, cultural, and social perspectives. Based on over 70 interviews with scientists, parents, and people living with autism, the book charts parent activism and their promotion of autism genetics research, the scientific optimism and subsequent failure of finding a gene for autism, and the utility of genetic information for the immediate lives of people living with autism. Singh will visit Charis to discuss her findings about the ever-expanding meanings of autism from those who study it and to those who live with autism everyday. This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness event. The suggested donation is $5."