Q&A: Temple Grandin on the Autistic Brain

Maia Szalavitz:

Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, was one of the first autistic people to chronicle her life with the condition– and is now a bestselling author and well known for her innovative designs for handling livestock. Recently portrayed by Claire Danes in an Emmy-winning HBO movie about her life, Grandin spoke to TIME about her latest book, The Autistic Brain.
What most concerns you about the way we work with autistic children today?