Spectrum: A Story of the Mind

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Take a journey into the rich, sensory experience of autism. Imagine a world where words taste and thoughts feel, where sounds swell with color, and leaves on trees change tones visible to the naked eye, and where eye contact with another can cause physical pain. "Spectrum: A Story of the Mind" explores autism through the lens of diverse characters on the spectrum.

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About the Show

In this program, Dr. Temple Grandin, the most well-known autistic person in the world, breaks down the link between autism and sensory experiences, her descriptions illustrated with vivid character animation. She explains that sensory issues originate in the brain processing, believing these issues should be a primary focus for autism research.

Understanding sensory perception could make a big impact on the lives of autistic kids and adults.

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