Here is a wonderful TED video about Temple Grandin. Temple talks about her autism and also how schools can and should be more flexible in their approach to learning. She talks about personalising learning, exposing students to new and wonderful things in and out of the classroom and also internships and mentoring.
Anyone would think she was promoting the Big Picture approach to learning. The fact is she is talking about the importance of making learning relevant so students, whatever their need, can be engaged and inspired.