I like Temple Grandin's books also. She is a genius inventory with autism who engineers machinery for the cattle industry. She reportedly has a brilliant mind in this specific area but can't balance her checkbook, etc. She's very interesting because of the way she describes childhood.
I saw a documentry about her 18 months ago, & found it very interesting. She's contributed to a few websites as well, like this one.http://www.autism.com/families/older/jobs.htm