Temple Grandin

Emergence: Labeled Autistic Translated from the English by Virginie Schaeffer. Publication date : September 1, 1994

Diagnosed as autistic from the age of six months, Temple Grandin defied the experts' verdict and, years later, pursued advanced studies. She now has an international career as an equipment designer for the farm-produce industry. If Temple Grandin's words touch us, it is because they show us autism from the inside, in its most intimate manifestation. If her testimony shocks, it is because it proclaims that this other mental world is not so very far from our own.