In 2001, Wired Magazine published an article suggesting that Silicon Valley and other high tech hubs attract a high incidence of adults who either are diagnosed or could be diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Asperger's, not what you think it is | Krister Palo | TEDxYouth@ISH
Krister Palo is a 15-year-old student at the International School of the Hague who just happens to have Asperger's syndrome. In his talk, he shares misconceptions about people with Asperger's syndrome, and breaks down some of these popular stereotypes and assumptions.
Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
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.