The Power of Different with Dr. Gail Saltz, Steve Silberman, Dr. Christopher Ramey in Conversation with Ira Flatow
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $32
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Why are so many of the most extraordinary achievers in various fields also those with a mental health issue or learning difference?
An examination of the connection between ability, creativity and minds that are wired differently as well as what adults, parents and children can do to find and enhance their strengths while treating their weaknesses.
Gail Saltz and Steve Silberman will sign copies of their books, The Power of Different and Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, following the event.
Dr. Gail Saltz is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, columnist, bestselling author and television commentator including frequent contributing to the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC. She is the emotional wellness contributor to Health Magazine and Health.com, Chair the of 92Y 7 Days of Genius Advisory Committee and Consultant and Event Moderator for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative.
Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, has covered science and cultural affairs for Wired and other national magazines for more than twenty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, Nature and Salon.
Christopher Ramey, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, Director of the Ramey Cognition Lab and Associate Editor of the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.
Ira Flatow, the Award winning science correspondent and TV journalist, is the host of Science Friday®, heard weekly on PRI and podcast on iTunes, etc.