The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Author(s): Dr. Temple Grandin, Richard Panek
A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate.
“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 one in eighty-eight 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.