The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Starbright Special Needs
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution.
Having an autistic mind too, Temple Grandin is the face of autism. Because of her work, the general public is now aware of what was until fairly recently a strange, disturbing, and essentially unknowable condition. Living on this edge has allowed her to be an extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents--and all people. Aside from an accurate source of first-hand description of what's inside a special mind like hers.
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