Temple Grandin's presentation at TED2010 was probably my favorite. Here it is.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum, visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
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