Thinking in Pictures : And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 1996-11-01
  • Publisher: Vintage
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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism because she is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person. She tells us how she managed to breach the boundaries of autism to function in the outside world. What emerges is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who gracefully bridges the gulf between her condition and our own while shedding light on our common identity. "There are innumerable astounding facets to this remarkable book...Displaying uncanny powers of observation...[Temple Grandin] charts the differences between her life and the lives of those who think in words."--Philadelphia Inquirer

Author Biography

Temple Grandin is currently an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Thinking in Pictures: Autism and Visual Thoughtp. 19
The Great Continuum: Diagnosing Autismp. 43
The Squeeze Machine: Sensory Problems in Autismp. 62
Learning Empathy: Emotion and Autismp. 82
The Ways of the World: Developing Autistic Talentp. 96
Believer in Biochemistry: Medications and New Treatmentsp. 111
Dating Data: Autism and Relationshipsp. 131
A Cow's Eye View: Connecting with Animalsp. 142
Artists and Accountants: An Understanding of Animal Thoughtp. 157
Einstein's Second Cousin: The Link Between Autism and Geniusp. 174
Stairway to Heaven: Religion and Beliefp. 189
References and Selected Readingsp. 207
Resource Listp. 221
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