is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autism activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior.Autism
is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.Asperger's syndrome
is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.HBO Films presents Temple Grandin, a movie
that paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown. The children's book, Little Rainman
, paints a picture of what life is like for children with autism. Unique illustrations accompany a child's voice as he explains the different ways he thinks, sees, hears, and feels.The Visual Thinking Strategies
(VTS) teaching method and school curriculum centers on open-ended yet highly-structured discussions of visual art, significantly increasing students' critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way.Vincent van Gogh is known for his chaotic paintings
and similarly tumultuous state of mind, particularly in The Starry Night.