Have you heard of Dr. Temple Grandin? A renowned scientist, she's an inspiration to people living with autism.
Temple didn't talk until close to her fourth birthday, and she was born at a time (1947) when so little was known about autism (she was originally diagnosed with brain damage).
But she grew to become a doctor of animal science, a college professor, a best-selling author, a consultant on the livestock industry, and a lifelong activist for people living with autism. She was recently named to Time magazine's Top 100 Heroes of 2010.