Community Newsmakers

Interview with Temple Grandin

By alex on January 2, 2006

I recently had the amazing opportunity of speaking to the most well-known autistic individual in the world, Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin has appeared on the Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 hours, ABC's Primetime Live, and 20/20. She has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, People Magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and the New York Times. She is well-respected for desigining the majority of livestock facilities in...

Bram Cohen makes deal with Hollywood

By alex on November 23, 2005

"According to an AP story at Yahoo News, Hollywood studios announced an agreement with Bram Cohen, an aspie who created the popular BitTorrent file-swapping technology, that will keep him from helping users find pirated copies of movies online. The agreement requires BitTorrent to remove Web links leading to illegal content owned by the seven studios that are members of the MPAA. The agreement is a major breakthrough in MPAA's anti-piracy...


Temple Grandin Interview and Speech

By alex on November 19, 2005 will soon be exclusively posting a video of Temple Grandin's Keynote speech for FutureQuest 2005. We also have an exclusive interview with Dr. Grandin which will be posted at the same time as the speech. Please check back in a few days as it will take time to edit and compress the video for streaming over the internet! Dr. Grandin was kind enough to share a lot of insight about dealing with Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Why Hollywood Loves BitTorrent – CNN

By alex on October 19, 2005

Google News reports:


Exclusive interview with Jerry Newport

By alex on June 24, 2005 is proud to announce an exclusive interview with author and movie consultant Jerry Newport. In this article, Jerry talks about life, Asperger's Syndrome, and the upcoming Motion Picture, Mozart and the Whale.

In Mozart and the Whale, Josh Hartnett plays the character based on Mr. Newport and Radha Mitchell plays the character based on Mr. Newport's romantic interest. Jerry worked as a consultant for the production, which was...

AutismOne: Jill James

By alex on June 12, 2005 reports: Friday, May 27 - 8:00-8:50am CT

The first person we heard speak at AutismOne was S. Jill James, Ph.D., director of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at ACHRI and professor of pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. I think you can pretty safely cross her off the "autism quack doctor" list.

The oxidative stress diagram I posted a few entries ago came from her slides (PPT, 2.4MB). ...

New Asperger’s Interviews: The creator of BitTorrent

By alex on May 9, 2005

I'm proud to introduce's new Asperger's Interview series. has grown to the point that we are able to use our resources to interview famous and prominent figures who have Asperger's Syndrome. The interview series aims to provide the community with a valuable source of interviews. The following is the first interview of the new series. has had the rare opportunity of being able to...


Bram Cohen and the Bittorrent Effect

By alex on May 6, 2005

Bram Cohen is the creator of BitTorrent, one of the most successful peer-to-peer programs ever.

"Bram will just pace around the house all day long, back and forth, in and out of the kitchen. Then he'll suddenly go to his computer and the code just comes pouring out. And you can see by the lines on the screen that it's clean," Jenna says. "It's clean code." She pats her husband affectionately on the head: "My sweet little autistic nerd boy."...


The Age of Autism: Donald T. and Fritz V.

By alex on April 30, 2005

They were born within four months of each other, Fritz V. in June of 1933 and Donald T. that September. Fritz was born in Austria, Donald in Mississippi, but they had a surprising amount in common.

When Donald was taken by his beleaguered parents to Johns Hopkins University in 1938, he acted like no 5-year-old that famed child psychiatrist Leo Kanner had ever seen.

Fritz made an equally vivid impression on Hans Asperger, the pediatrician who...

Harvard President has Asperger’s Syndrome?

By alex on February 16, 2005

In a story about Harvard president Larry Summers' comment about womens' brains being wired in a way that makes them bad at math, the Boston Globe reports that some of his colleagues believe that he has Asperger's Syndrome.

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