Temple Grandin is great. Also a girl named Carley, I can’t recall her last name. The 1st book I read after my grand son was DX’ed was written by Carley and her father. I used to follow her on FB but she was to liberal for me to tolarate so I no longer follow her page.
I just looked it up and think this is the person you’re talking about ...
Carly’s Voice - Changing the World of Autism
My name is Carly Fleischmann and as long as I can remember Ive been diagnosed with autism.
I am not able to talk out of my mouth, however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer. (and yes that is me typing on the computer by myself)
I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am.
Last year a story about my life was shown on ABC news, CNN and CTV here in Canada.
After my story was played I kept on getting lots of emails from moms, dads, kids and people from different countries asking me all sorts of questions about autism. I think people get a lot of their information from so-called experts but I think what happens is that experts cant give an explanation to certain questions. How can you explain something you have not lived or if you dont know what its like to have it? If a horse is sick, you dont ask a fish whats wrong with the horse. You go right to the horses mouth.