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eBook ☆ ePub Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism ì 9780679772897 Å Temple Grandin PhD 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—becauseO 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 identi This is probably one of the most honest and insightful eye opening books out there not just on autism but on diversity and why it's our differences that make the human race so vibrant Temple Grandin's book is slightly funny slightly serious full of intelligence and understanding and it's a powerful testament to the personality of a gifted person

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Temple Grandin PhD 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 Oh I love Temple Grandin I didn't expect that I was going to See there's this boy I'll call him Blake who comes into the library with his mom every Wednesday He gets some movies and his mom gets the baby sign language DVDs and he always gets a couple of science books He waits patiently at the desk and he's this picture of uivery anticipation when I walk up to help him because he knows what he has to do And he grins and he waves awkwardly a sort of half wave practiced over and over and he says Hi and I say Hi and he says Hi and I say Hi and his mom says with an identical grin One time Blake After I hand him his library card back he turns to his mom tells her that he said hi and gives her a giant hug and doesn't let go until it's time to leaveI love Blake I look forward to helping him and his mom check out their books And I really appreciate what Temple Grandin has written It's not like other books about autism written from an outsider's perspective a doctor or a parent or a teacher Temple writes herself She's successful intelligent communicative She is very methodical in her writing explaining everything absolutely perfectly ensuring you get an accurate mental picture of the way she thinksI can empathize with her in a lot of respects She explains how individuals who are autistic can be sensitive to sounds I'm not autistic but the way my hearing aids process sounds makes me eually sensitive The expressive way she details the sounds made me realize it's exactly the same way I feel and I don't blame an autistic kid one bit for reacting with tantrums It hurts when sounds physically assault you and it's annoying when you have no way of tuning out a particular sound to focus on another There are other bits I sympathize with in Temple's narrative her adherence to a relatively strict schedule and her inability to make small talk oh lord give me something to talk about besides the weather and clothes please or let me go back to my book What's really nice about it though is I think everybody is able to sympathize with Temple at some point If you think visually if you make metaphors out of your life if you empathize with animals if you were ever a woman in a man's career field if you feel awkward at parties if you can't handle algebra you'll sympathize with Temple Even if you have experience with none of those things Temple's writing is vivid in its descriptions You'll feel like you know herThe book I read contained updates at the end of each chapter At times the updated sections weren't clearly separated from the body of the old text and I wasn't sure if I was reading a current narrative or a slightly outdated one That combined with the sometimes repetitiveness of Temple's narrative led to a few moments when I wasn't sure where I was at in the book I did appreciate the updates though They made the text modern and touched upon some new topics in autism researchI will definitely be looking for of Temple's books And continue saying Hi to Blake

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Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with AutismIncomprehensible 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 t Saw her on C Span in an hour and a half long sit down wSteve It's still up Moved me to tears am dyslexic and loved her characterization of our difficulties She's a treasure Too many of my friends have born children who are somewhere on the spectrum I've been promoting her and gifting her books to them in hopes that they'll hear her central message which is people on the spectrum only ever get better