The Autistic Brain
Thinking Across the Spectrum
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
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A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate
TEMPLE GRANDIN is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She is a professor at Colorado State University and the author of several best-selling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.RICHARD PANEK is the prize-winning author of The 4% Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Science Writing.
Temple Grandin struggled with autism until she realized her ability to "think in pictures" allowed her to solve problems that others can't. More at NPR.org
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"In The Autistic Brain, Grandin explains what she's learned in recent years about her brain and the brains of others with autism." -- USA Today
"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." -- Dr. Jerome Groopman, New York Review of Books
"Her 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
"Autism is a spectrum, and Temple is on one edge. Living on this edge has allowed her to be an extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents—and all people." —Time
"Grandin, whose life has been an inspiration to millions, warns parents, teachers and therapists of the danger of getting locked into diagnostic labels...An illuminating look at how neuroscience opens a window into the mind." —Kirkus
"An important and ultimately optimistic work." —Booklist
"Grandin effectively makes her case that people with autism have individual differences, and that those who work with them should focus on these differences rather than consider their charges as part of a group with like symptoms. This work is highly recommended for anyone who knows or works with people on the spectrum." —Library Journal