Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

Temple Grandin is just about the most famous autistic person on the planet. This book talks about the way she sees the world and how that affects her life. She talks about the ways in which being autistic has helped her and hindered her. Most importantly, she talks about autism as a way of being, rather than a disease to be feared and cured. Autism cannot be cured and, in fact, does not need to be cured, a point that Grandin makes perfectly clear. Her life may be very different and not something that neurotypicals (non-autistics) would wish for, but it suits her. It makes her happy. She lives a satisfying, fulfilling life.

Anyone with an interest in the autism spectrum or the ways in which the mind can work should read this book.

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