Daniel Tammet is a young man with an incredible brain. The high functioning, autistic savant is able to calculate massive sums in his mind and even master new languages in short periods of time. His abilities are put to the test in this documentary.
A truly inspirational story is that of Temple Grandin. For some weekend "rest and recreational" viewing you could watch this movie (Netflix) and learn something about autism at the same time! Remember to "Go Blue For Autism" this week".
Temple Grandin (2010) Emmy winner Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist. Her passion for animals gives her a unique ability to understand them, and she fulfills her love of education by teaching about autism and the most humane ways to treat livestock and pets.