Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain

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 Temple Grandin was born in 1947. Had she been born a decade earlier, we might never have heard of the world's most famous person with autism. In all probability she would have been consigned to an institution, possibly for the rest of her life.
    
    But because of the powerful intervention of her mother and her own strong will to overcome her disability, Grandin went on to become an author, selling in the millions, an academic and an animal advocate who has revolutionized the slaughterhouse industry.

    In recent years, she has focused her energies on explaining the mysteries of autism, with specific focus on the brain structure of children on the autism spectrum.
   
    Her latest book is called The Autistic Brain; Thinking Across The Spectrum.

    This interview first aired in June.

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