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Expanding her sense of the autistic brain

“Everybody with autism has some degree of sensory problems,” says author Temple Grandin, “but they’re variable, from minor nuisance to being very debilitating.”
“Everybody with autism has some degree of sensory problems,” says author Temple Grandin, “but they’re variable, from minor nuisance to being very debilitating.”Rosalie Winard

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Many people were introduced to autism through the work of Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and longtime translator of the different way people with autism see the world. Last week, Grandin, who also designs humane slaughterhouses, published her seventh autism book, “The Autistic Brain.” She will be speaking at the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, on May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

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