Hannibal Free Public Library

Thinking in Pictures:
My Life with Autism

by
Temple Grandin

October 26, 2009

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin is written from the dual perspective of a scientist and an autistic person.  Dr. Grandin tells how autism is experienced and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world.  

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States . She also lectures widely on autism.  

Discussion Questions:  

  1. What did you learn about autism spectrum disorders from this book?
  1. Why is science and the scientific method so attractive to Temple Grandin ?
  1. Temple Grandin is considered a philosophical leader of the autism advocacy movement.  What examples of this leadership did you find in Thinking in Pictures? 
  1. Talk about some of Grandinís coping strategies.
  1. Has your perception of the world changed because of Thinking in Pictures?