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When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in eighty-eight children diagnosed on the spectrum. Our thinking about it has also undergone a transformation in her lifetime: autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution.

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and advocates who are exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and best treat it.

Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t just a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; she shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A major, wonderfully accessible book on a developing field.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Grandin’s particular skill is her remarkable ability to make sense of autistics’ experiences, enabling readers to see ‘the world through an autistic person’s jumble of neuron misfires,’ and she offers hope that one day, autism will be considered not according to some diagnostic manual, but to the individual.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An illuminating look at how neuroscience opens a window into the mind.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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