The Autistic Brain

The Autistic Brain

Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed

By Temple Grandin, Speaker; Richard Panek

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544227736, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

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"

About the Author
Dr. Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistim activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also created the "hug box," a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject of an award-winning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin, she also was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.

RICHARD PANEKis the prize-winning author of "The 4% Universe" and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Science Writing.