The Autistic Brain

Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed

By Temple Grandin; Richard Panek
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544227736, 240pp.)

Publication Date: April 2014

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"The right brain has created the right book for right now."--"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"
Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism.
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show which anomalies might explain common symptoms. Most excitingly, she argues that raising and educating kids on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions. "The Autistic Brain" brings Grandin's singular perspective into the heart of the autism revolution.
" Grandin's] most insightful work to date . . . "The Autistic Brain" is something anyone could benefit from reading, and I recommend it to anyone with a personal or professional connection to autism or neurological difference."--John Elder Robison, author of "Look Me in the Eye"
""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"
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