Understanding the autistic brain by 'one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world
Understanding the autistic brain by 'one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world'
Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain. Dr. Grandin lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and 20/20. She was also honored in Time Magazine's 2010 "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.
An extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their
parents - and all people. * Time *
The Autistic Brain can both enlighten readers with little exposure to autism and offer hope and compassion to those who live with the condition. * Scientific American *
Grandin has reached a stunning level of sophistication about herself and the science of autism. Her observations will assist not only fellow autistics and families with affected members, but also researchers and physicians seeking to better understand the condition. -- Jerome Groopman * The New York Review of Books *
Grandin has helped us understand autism not just as a phenomenon, but as a different but coherent mode of existence that otherwise confounds us...She excels at finding concrete examples that reveal the perceptual and social limitations of autistic and "neurotypical" people alike. * New York Times *