Here is the link to an excellent TED talk by Temple Grandin. I recently saw the HBO film about her life, and now I am a fan. She really has some thought provoking things to say about being on the autism spectrum and in particular, drawing distinctions between the specialist mind, pattern thinkers, music and math minds, thinking in pictures/visual thinking, the verbal mind, and sensory-based/categorized thinking. I love how she speaks to difference in ways that show we are all needed.
See what you think.