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Temple Grandin



Temple Grandin, PhD, is an American professor and world-leading expert in the fields of animal behavior and autism awareness. Her work has significantly impacted the movements for both the humane treatment of animals and neurodiversity advocacy.

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The World Needs All Kinds of Minds | Temple Grandin

Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.

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Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism

Originally published in 1995 as an unprecedented look at autism, Grandin writes from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person to give a report from “the country of autism.

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Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism

The future of our society depends on our gifted children--the population in which we'll find our next Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Virginia Woolf.

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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum.

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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

Drawing on the latest research and her own work, animal scientist and author Temple Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them, and teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.

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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts? In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of...

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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger’s

In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional! It’s true.

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The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World

What are the aerodynamics of skipping stones or the physics of making sandcastles? Do birds use GPS to navigate their migratory routes? In this book, Dr.

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The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism (5th Edition: Revised & Expanded)

In this updated and expanded fifth edition, The Way I See It, Dr. Temple Grandin gets to the REAL issues of autism—the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day.

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why are collies getting dumber? Why do dolphins sometimes kill for fun? How can a parrot learn to spell? How did wolves teach man to evolve? Temple Grandin draws upon a long, distinguished career as an animal scientist and her own experiences with autism to deliver...

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