OLLI Slide 1

Autism in the Age of Neurodiversity

Outline for 2018 OLLI Autism Course at Simon’s Rock Great Barrington

6 Sessions on Fridays 1 to 3 PM

19 January to 23 February 2018

Michael F. Wilcox

Alford Massachusetts



  • A review of the cultural history of autism, from ancient times to the present.
  • An exploration of current understanding and controversies, including contrasting the medical model with the neurodiversity model.
  • A lighthearted look at some historical and living people who might have been (or might be) autistic.
  • Discussion of the challenges facing autistic people in today’s world, as well as opportunities for success.

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