Richard Panek

The Autistic Brain
  • The Autistic Brain

  • 'An extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents - and all people' Time

    It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum but there is far more hope for them today than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research.

    In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experience as an autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain, as well as genetic research. She also highlights long-ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting of all, she argues that raising and educating children on the autistic spectrum needs to be less about focusing on their weaknesses, and more about fostering their unique contributions.

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of several bestselling books, which have sold more than a million copies. The film based on her life received seven Emmy Awards. Richard Panek is the co-writer of this book. He's the prize-winning author of The 4 Percent Universe and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in science writing. His books have been translated into sixteen languages.