There Were a Couple Things I Didn't Like, But Overall Was Good

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage) - Temple Grandin

I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in August. My psychiatrist recommended that I read some of Temple Grandin's work. I now understand why he made that recommendation.


I always thought I was a weird kid and was alone in the way I thought. Reading Grandin's work was like recalling many of my own thoughts. It was nice to finally see someone else who thinks the same way I do.


I like many of the parenting tips offered, but I did disagree on the religion and morals sections. If you know me I'm sure the reasons are obvious. I'm of the opinion that you don't need religion to be moral, and that is one area where Grandin and I have very differing opinions.


Overall, I recommend her book quite strongly. It's a good insight into the minds of people who have autism spectrum disorders and how to rear a child with autism.