The following animation discusses autism spectrum disorders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hWVgZ8J4A Temple Grandin is a scientist and activist who was diagnosed with autism as a child. In this TED Talk presentation, she talks about how her mind works. https://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds In your opinion, is autism a disorder or a form of neurodiversity? If it is a disorder, can it be cured? Should it be cured? What might be some possible causes for the dramatic increase in the number of cases of autism? When considering how to fund research related to autism, should we as a society be focused on curative measures, investigating the cytology of autism, or on accommodations for people living with autism?