Temple Grandin on why having autism makes her different, not less:
Always enjoyed hearing Temple Grandin speak, here is a link to an interview she did with CBC.Temple Grandin wants to help inspire kids with autism to get out and get working, so she's edited a new book called Different...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment. It's a collection of essays written by people on the autism spectrum who are employed and living full lives.
She has always said build on interests and strengths. Identify them and build on them for ongoing, life long skills and success.