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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?
(the broken link in the above article)
Dr. Tony Attwood, a world-renowned Asperger's clinician and author in Brisbane, Australia, defines Asperger's in a more human context: “The [Asperger's] person usually has a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities. … The overriding priority may be to solve a problem rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others.”
Flow in Web Design
… Chapter 2 from Speed Up Your Site
The opening paragraphs of this article introduces the concept of “flow experiences
”. I am at my very best when what I am working at or doing is a flow experience.
How reading and doing crosswords can block your ability to hear
Often I am most effective when I can visualize what I am dealing with “as if it were there in front of me”. This ability— where I find myself holding off everything else while I visualize and/or hyper-focus on what I am doing— also involves a level of detachment that goes well beyond what the above article describes.
Debunking 6 Myths About Asperger Syndrome
“Gaus doesn’t view Asperger Syndrome as a disease. Instead, she believes it’s a 'unique way of processing information' that creates not just vulnerabilities but 'strengths that can help you succeed in life.' For instance, a person with AS might be 'a very systematic thinker,' which makes it difficult to 'interface with humans,' but also makes them a winning engineer, she said.”
"Life Changing" Assisted Living Ideas
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