Temple Grandin is one of the most well-known adults with autism in the world. She's written several books about autism and tours the world giving talks on the subject. There's even a movie about her! (We have yet to see it.)
The first book I read after learning about Jackson's Asperger's diagnosis was Dr. Grandin's "The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's" (2008). Her upbeat, take charge, hard-working attitude towards autism in her own life is inspiring and the book set a very positive tone for my new relationship with Autism.
"Highly Recommend" is an understatement.
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Thanks to having an incredibly supportive husband who is encouraging me to go, I just registered for this conference on Autism and Asperger's in Minneapolis next month. Dr. Grandin is one of the featured speakers and I'm very excited to see her in person!