Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

byTemple Grandin

Kobo ebook | December 24, 2008

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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 Temple Grandin 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 delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speec...
Title:Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with AutismFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 24, 2008Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307548031

ISBN - 13:9780307548030


Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow I can't wait to order and read this book. I am studying to be a special care counsellor and my teacher told us how amazing this book is... helps you understand someone with autism
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book Review Thinking in pictures: My life with autism: Temple Grandin In Thinking in pictures: My life with autism, author Temple Grandin gives us a cross-country analysis of autism from her personal perspective as an autistic person. Her stated purpose in writing the book is to share her experience, and the experience of other autistic people she has interviewed to broaden the public’s understanding of autism. The book, originally published in 1995, was updated by Grandin and re-released as a second edition in 2006. Each chapter contains updates in research, and knowledge of autism, while none of the original text was altered. Grandin’s background offers an insider perspective on life with autism, and her background in animal science offers a scientific perspective to the inner-workings of the mammalian brain. The use of the term mammal brain here is intentional. Grandin’s life work in the cattle industry, and reducing the stress of livestock animals is discussed extensively in the book, and the author makes comparisons between animal and human physiology and neurology. Grandin writes from a position of authority, and is likely the world’s most famous autistic person. A brief internet search showed multiple reviews for this book, including those criticizing Grandin positions and her position as a famous autistic person. Many of the early criticisms and concerns are addressed in the updates at the end of each section, and the reference section was expanded considerably. Among the most concerning criticisms comes from Grandin’s hope that low-functioning autistic children be cured in the future (see Chapter 2, p 33-57). In the update for this chapter, Grandin responds to criticisms about whether she would like to be cured of Autism (versus all people), further clarifying the statements made earlier in the chapter about where she hopes future research will lead. It is evident in Grandin’s follow up that she advocates for individuals to lead the life of their choice to the best of their abilities.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome As a mother of a child with Asperger Syndrome, I believe that books like these help people who otherwise don't understand know what autistic people are like and how valuable their contributions to society are.
Date published: 2009-05-08