Scientist and author Temple Grandin has a new book out, "The Autistic Brain." In it, Grandin shares her experiences as a woman with autism, but also blends in the latest research into the brains of people on the autistic spectrum and the possible treatments on the horizon.
She and Kerri Miller talked at the Fitzgerald Theater about how autism benefits society, why early intervention is important, and how brain imaging has changed the way she thinks about her condition.
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• The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum "[Grandin and her co-author Richard Panek] urge parents, teachers, and society to focus on the strengths of autistics, and they devise a 'three-ways-of-thinking model' &mdash by pictures, patterns, or words/facts — to foster change in schools and the workplace. Grandin's particular skill is her remarkable ability to make sense of autistics' experiences, enabling readers to see 'the world through an autistic person's jumble of neuron misfires,' and she offers hope that one day, autism will be considered not according to some diagnostic manual, but to the individual." (Publishers Weekly)
• Temple Grandin tells Kerri about anger and crying:
• On education and learning to work: