In the space below, please answer the following questions:  

1. Provide a brief summary of Dr. Grandin’s presentation. Include discussion of how her presentation helped you better understand autism (e.g., what did you learn that you didn’t know before watching the video). 

2. Considering what you’ve learned about Autism Spectrum Disorder, what symptoms do you observe in Dr. Grandin (hints: appearance, speech/use of language/eye contact? 

3. What problems did she describe having as a child and as an adult with autism spectrum disorder?

 4. Identify one strength associated with autism and a situation in which it would be an asset?

 5. What are some of the challenges associated with autism? How can they be addressed?