Dr. Nancy Minshew, one of the world's leading autism researchers is interviewed by William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Dr. Minshew is the Director of The Center of Excellence in Autism Research. In this interview she offers the known facts surrounding autism. She elaborates the latest in brain research and how the cortical system works and its role in those diagnosed. Dr. Minshew also dialogues the development of language in infants and how the use of the hands plays an important role in early language development. She also offers hope in terms of the latest therapies and how 'mindfulness' and self-awareness is playing an important role in improving and sustaining interactive social skills with those diagnosed with autism.