Temple Grandin is an autist professor that invented the hugbox and humane slaughterhouses, and is a professor of Animal Science. She thinks that every scientist and engineer is on the Autistic spectrum and has made lots of money writing about this, despite the fact that she doesn't have an engineering degree herself, but a Bachelor's in psychology and a Ph.D. in animal behavior.
Questionable Claims about Autists
Despite claiming to be a typical engineer, Grandin says that Algebra never made any sense to her. She says that an autistic person should just walk up to a company with an invention that he/she created and should get hired on this basis. I'm sure Chris-Chan should just go to silicon valley.
She thinks Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs were all on the spectrum, and that nothing would have ever been invented if it wasn't for Autism. Not even a caveman's spear.
"After all, the really social people did not invent the first stone spear. It was probably invented by an Aspie who chipped away at rocks while the other people socialized around the campfire. Without autism traits we might still be living in caves.” - here
"See, the thing is, It’s a continuum. When does a computer nerd become Aspergers? There is no black and white dividing line. I was full blown autistic, but then as you move up the scale to science nerds–as you move up the scale, when is computer nerd a medical diagnosis? It’s not clear cut." - Wrong Planet interview
Video where she claims that mobile phones were designed by Autistics, followed by epic facepalming.