I recently found this presentation that Temple Grandin made at a TED conference. TED is an annual conference of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, bringing together people from three worlds : Technology, Entertainment and Design. It is described as a “4-day journey into the future, in the company of those creating it.”
The talk was done in 2010, but still compelling and very relevant, nonetheless. She discusses how the autistic brain works, and why it may be a gift. While my son will never be a Nicola Tesla, this talk is authentic, personal, laced with Grandin’s dead pan humor and gives me comfort and a tiny measure of hope.
Grandin : my mind works like Google for images
CNN interview, Why Autism is a Gift : http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/01/temple.grandin.ted/index.html