John Elder Robison grew up in the ’60s before anybody really understood what Asperger’s is, yet he always knew something was different about him. As an adult, when both he and his son were diagnosed, he started a journey of education and discovery.
As a child, doctors urged Temple Grandin’s parents to institutionalize her. They refused, and today, she’s one of the most famous people with autism and is a scientist whose ideas change the way our livestock is treated. She shares her story.