5 Great TED Talks on Autism

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Steve Silberman: The Forgotten History of Autism

Science journalist describes the history of autism through the work of Hans Asperger and explores neurodiversity and the link between autism and genius.

Chris Varney: How My Unstoppable Mother Proved the Experts Wrong

An advocate for children rights, Chris Varney, diagnosed with autism as a child explains how his mother and a community of support, instilled the importance of believing he can do anything.

Rosie King: How Autism Freed Me To Be Myself

In her TED Talk, Rosie shares the importance of being able to step outside the box, and questions why brilliant people strive to be “normal.”

Benjamin Tarasewicz: Breaking Barriers of Autism: The Power of Kindness and Friendship

A high-schooler and musician diagnosed with autism, Benjamin provides inspirational stories and tips for reaching out to people with differences.

Temple Gradin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

An expert on animal behavior, Temple Grandin has designed humane handling systems for half the cattle-processing facilities in the U.S., discusses the different types of thinking across the spectrum.

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