"Different Kinds of Minds" by Temple Grandin | Video Playback

 

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 kids.

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