Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain. Dr. Grandin lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and 20/20. She was also honored in Time Magazine's 2010 "The 100 Most Influential People in the World." The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.
Those who believe that human intelligence rests on language are in
for a sophisticated lesson from Temple Grandin, who better than
anyone knows all the other ways of grasping the world. An absolute
eye-opener -- Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug and
Drawing on cutting-edge research, the history of science, recent discoveries in creativity and innovation, and her own lived experience, Grandin has created a powerful and provocative testament to the diverse coalition of minds we'll need to face the mounting challenges of the twenty-first century -- Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Temple Grandin has concocted a delicious dish of provocative ideas and new research, served in clear, logical, fluid prose. What I love most about her work is her seamless fusion of scientific detachment and passionate empathy -- Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind
If you want to understand how a self- described 'visual thinker' apprehends, understands, and explains the world, Temple Grandin's fine book is for you -- Howard Gardner, author of Multiple Intelligences and Frames of Mind