A Message from Dr. Temple Grandin:

Due to the high number of inquiries by email, it is becoming increasingly difficult to personally answer all your questions.  Many questions that parents and teachers ask can often be answered by referring to the Frequently Asked Questions on this site.  A lot of those answers will also be in my books.  Below is a list of my autism books with recommendations that will most likely answer your specific questions. 

If your question is still not answered, then send me and email by click here.

Autism Books

Temple Grandin - The Way I See It
The Way I See It - (4th Edition)

By Dr. Temple Grandin

This is my most comprehensive book for parents and teachers who work with young children.

It contains everything from early intervention and inclusion in the class room to video games.  There is also information on medication and sensory problems.  The book consists of many short chapters which are indexed by subject.  It is ideal for busy parents, teachers, and t

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Temple Grandin - Thinking in Pictures

Thinking in Pictures - (My Life with Autism)

By Dr. Temple Grandin

This is my personal autobiography which describes my experiences with visual thinking. 

It is especially recommended for individuals experiencing anxiety.  In a chapter titled, A Believer in Biochemistry, I describe my successful use of low doses of antidepressants.

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Temple Grandin - The Autistic Brain
The Autistic Brain - (Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed)

By Dr. Temple Grandin & Richard Panek

This book explains the history of the autism diagnosis and has an extensive section on sensory problems.  The chapters on visual thinking, math, or pattern thinking, and word thinking will be especially useful for fully verbal children, teenagers, and adults.  It also contains a large section on careers and jobs.

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Developing Talents

Developing Talents - (Careers for Individuals with
Asperger’s Syndrome and High-functioning Autism)

By Dr. Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy
Foreword by Dr. Tony Attwood

This book is helpful for finding jobs and careers for fully verbal individuals on the spectrum.  It gives real-life examples, pointing out the unique characteristics of individuals make them suitable for entrepreneurial ventures.  Information is given on Vocational Rehab programs that provide job training and placement, as well as Social Security programs offering vocational assistance.

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Unwritten Rules

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships - (Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism )

By Dr. Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

Sean and I discuss our personal experiences with learning about social relationships.  Counselors who work with helping individuals with autism understand relationships will find this book helpful. Sean and I have many similarities but we also have differences.

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Different Not Less
Different ... Not Less - (Inspiring Stories of Achievement
and Successful Employment  from Adults with Autism)

By Dr. Temple Grandin

Fourteen individuals over the age of 50, who were never diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, tell their stories.  Successful individuals on the spectrum describe their experiences in their own words.  Subjects such as being fully employed, being married and raising a family, having relationships, and friendships are described in their chapters.  Getting a diagnosis later in life helped them understand the problems they encountered.

Read the fantastic review by an Occupational Therapist!

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The Loving Push Temple Grandin
The Loving Push - (How Parents and Professionals
can help Spectrum Kids become Successful Adults)

By Dr. Temple Grandin & Debra Moore, Ph.D.

Debra and I discuss how to “stretch” children and adults on the spectrum to help them be successful.  This book includes an extensive section on managing video game use and dealing with video game addiction.  The secret to this book is spelling out the steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation.  By building on their strengths, you can help your child get back to caring about their lives.

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New Emergence
Emergence: Labeled Autistic

By Dr. Temple Grandin

GrandinThis is my first book and it has a forward by Oliver Sacks. When “Emergence” was published in 1986, the general rule of thumb was to place individuals on the low end of the autism spectrum into an institution.  Most people did not think that people with autism had inner lives. 

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Temple Talks about Autism and Sensory Issues
Temple Talks ... About Autism and Sensory Issues

By Dr. Temple Grandin

Temple gives a overview of what it is like to have autism and sensory difficulties, tells how she overcame her sensory issues, gives useful tips, then answers your questions in an easy to reference Q&A.

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Temple Talks about Austism and the Older Child
Temple Talks ... About Autism and the Older Child

By Dr. Temple Grandin

Temple gives a overview of what it is like to have autism and sensory difficulties, tells how she overcame her sensory issues, gives useful tips, then answers your questions in an easy to reference Q&A.

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Temple Did It, I Can, Too!
Temple Did It, I Can, Too!

By Jennifer Gilpin-Yacio with the guidance of Temple Grandin.

This is the first children’s book I have participated in.  This book is written with easy rules for the child to follow to be a good person.  There is practical advice to enable children on the autism spectrum to reach their full potential.

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Animal Books


Temple Grandin - Animals in Translation
Animals in Translation - (Using the Mysteries of Autism
to Decode Animal Behavior)

By Dr. Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

In this book I discuss how being a visual thinker gave me insights into animal behavior.  The book will help you understand from the animals point of view why they act and react the way they do.

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Temple Grandin - Animals Make Us Human
Animals Make Us Human - (Creating the best Life for Animals)

By Dr. Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

This book covers the behavior of a wide range of animals with chapters on dogs, cats, pigs, poultry, cattle and wildlife.  The emotional systems in the animals brain is broken down by species.

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Temple Grandin - Humane Livestock Handling
Humane Livestock Handling - (Understanding Livestock
Behavior and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals)

By Dr. Temple Grandin & Mark Deesing

In this book, basic behavioral principles of moving cattle such as the flight zone and the point of balance are explained.  There are diagrams of handling facilities along with layouts for ranches, feedlots and meat plants.

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Temple Grandin - Improving Animal Welfare
Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach
2nd Edition

By Temple Grandin and welfare specialists from Canada,
the United States, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom

Chapters include assessing animal welfare, animal handling, euthanasia, behavior, transport and slaughter.  The emphasis is on practical methods for implementing an effective animal welfare program.

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Temple Grandin - Livestock Handling and Transport
Livestock Handling and Transport

Edited by Temple Grandin

Twenty - three chapters on animal behavior, handling facility design, and transport.  This book covers cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, and deer.  It reviews the latest scientific studies and has contributions from specialists from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Australia.

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Temple Grandin - Genetics and Behavior of Domestic Animals
Genetics and Behavior of Domestic Animals
2nd Edition

By Temple and Mark Deesing, editors.

There are many international contributors to this book.  It covers the latest research on the effect of genetics on animal behavior.  Species discussed include dogs, cattle, pigs, horses, and poultry.

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For Livestock and agriculture questions for Dr. Grandin,
please contact Cheryl Miller Cheryl.miller@colostate.edu