Video: Temple Grandin

in Off Topic, Registered Disability Savings Plan, Video

The Ted folks have got a fresh set of very interesting videos, and one jumped out at me, which is a talk by Temple Grandin about how the world needs all kinds of minds to thrive.

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.

A very interesting talk, well worth watching (yes it has very little to do with Personal Finance, but remember if your child is diagnosed as having a different mind, you may be able to get a Disability tax exemption for them).

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