When I first read Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures,” it transformed my views of autism and made me think hard about how the brain isn’t just a carbon copy from person to person. This talk by Temple Grandin will help clue you into what I mean:
“Temple Grandin is a Doctor of Animal Science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry in animal behavior.
Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, and other countries. Her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.
As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.”