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The Autistic Brain: Thinking across the Spectrum

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ISBN13: 9780547636450
ISBN10: 0547636458
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A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate Temple Grandin is a star, a Time Magazine top 100 Hero and an inspiration to millions worldwide. Since she started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed — but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution.

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Most exciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long-overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people.

From the “aspies” in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.


A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate.

About the Author

Temple Grandin is one of the worlds most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She is a professor at Colorado State University and the author of several best-selling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.

Richard Panek is the prize-winning author of The 4% Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Science Writing.

Table of Contents

   Prologue ii

The Autistic Brain

   1. The Meanings of Autism 3

   2. Lighting Up the Autistic Brain 21

   3. Sequencing the Autistic Brain 50

   4. Hiding and Seeking 69

Rethinking the Autistic Brain

   5. Failing on the Spectrum 101

   6. Knowing Your Own Strengths 117

   7. Rethinking in Pictures 134

   8. From the Margins to the Mainstream 171

   Appendix 07

   Notes 17

   Acknowledgments 29

   Index 31

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Dawn Rennie, March 29, 2013 (view all comments by Dawn Rennie)
I have pre-ordered The Autistic Brain, can't wait for April 30! But I was a day late in getting tickets to your event in Portland Oregon, any chance there will be more tickets??? Or anyone have a ticket I can buy???
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babbles82, March 14, 2013 (view all comments by babbles82)
I have not read the book yet, but I am so excited to see her when she comes to Portland. it will be my first time. As a mother of 2 children with autism i think that she is a very inspiring woman and I will be proud to go to see her in june!
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TAGgirl, March 12, 2013 (view all comments by TAGgirl)
I have not read this book, but I met and heard Temple this fall in Colorado. She is my new female heroine. She is an amazing speaker and is brilliant! No matter what she writes or talks about, you will be amazed. What an amazing woman!
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Product Details

Thinking across the Spectrum
Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Grandin, Temple
Panek, Richard
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS:Autism Spectrum Disorders
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
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9 x 6 in 1 lb

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