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“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool?

You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's
“Nature is cruel but we don't have to be”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's
“You simply cannot tell other people they are stupid, even if they really are stupid.”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's
“One of the problems in understanding sensory issues is that sensory sensitivities are very variable, among individuals and within the same individual. A person can be hyper-sensitive in one area (like hearing) and hypo-sensitive in another (like touch). One”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
“Complicating matters even further, on a day-to-day basis, in the same individual, the sensory sensitivities can change, especially when the person is tired or stressed. These”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
“Eye contact is still difficult for me in noisy rooms because it interferes with hearing. It’s like my brain’s wiring lets only one sense function or the other, but sometimes not both at the same time. In noisy rooms, I have to concentrate on hearing. Some”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
“At the age of three, Tito Mukhopadhyay was diagnosed with severe autism, but his mother, Soma, refused to accept the conventional wisdom of the time that her son would be unable to interact with the outside world. She read to him, taught him to write in English, and challenged him to write his own stories.”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's
“Many of these individuals agree that sensory issues are the primary challenge of autism in their daily lives. There”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
“For me and other people on the autism spectrum, sensory experiences that have little or no effect on neurotypical people can be severe life stressors for us. Loud noises hurt my ears like a dentist’s drill hitting a nerve. For”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
“How do I teach my child not to run into the street?” or “He knows not to run into the street at our house, but at Grandma’s he runs into the street.” In the first situation, the child actually has no concept of danger at all; in”
Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded