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What is Tom saying to Maureen?

Ian Hacking: What We Know about Autism, 11 May 2006

The Science and Fiction of Autism 
by Laura Schreibman.
Harvard, 293 pp., £17.95, December 2005, 0 674 01931 8
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Send in the Idiots, or How We Grew to Understand the World 
by Kamran Nazeer.
Bloomsbury, 230 pp., £12.99, March 2006, 0 7475 7910 5
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... a strong empathy with animals and has helped to make radical improvements in US slaughterhouses. Kamran Nazeer’s is the latest addition to the list of fascinating autobiographies by socially competent former autists. Thanks to all these stories, many misfit adults now recognise themselves as autistic, or so they say. It really helps to be able to put ...

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