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It was also a complete revelation to discover so many on the spectrum who are non- verbal. Then I met Fiacre who, at the age of 13, finally found his voice by pointing to the letters of the alphabet to form words.

I also desperately wanted to know how they saw us – the so-called ‘neuro-typicals’. During the research phase, I met many children, teenagers, young adults and older adults, who were kind enough to share their experiences of the condition.

I was reminded that a child with Autism grows up to be an adult with Autism.

In spite of these experts’ best efforts, it still remained a mystery to me and perhaps a bit of a scary subject. He also mentioned that it was imperative to create more awareness around Autism if society was ever going to change its attitude toward the condition.

This young man was Adam Harris and he was eighteen years old.

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The problem with autism is you’ve got a spectrum that ranges from Einstein to someone with no language and intellectual disability,” said Grandin.

“Steve Jobs was probably mildly on the autistic spectrum. Half the people in Silicon Valley probably have autism.” As the number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise nationally, Grandin is sharing her message about the disorder and “differently-abled brains” with packed houses.

When she was young, she was considered weird and teased and bullied in high school.

The only place she had friends was activities where there was a shared interest such as horses, electronics, or model rockets. Carlock, her science teacher, was an important mentor who encouraged her interest in science.

When she had a new goal of becoming a scientist, she had a reason for studying.