Image Credit: Vera Anderson/WireImage.comEW has learned that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired a new book by animal scientist and best-selling author Temple Grandin, probably the best-known person with autism (portrayed so vividly by Claire Danes in the Emmy-winning HBO biopic). According to the publisher, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, written with Richard Panek, will be a “cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism and Grandin’s groundbreaking new theory of how the autistic brain works.” HMH editor-in-chief Andrea Schulz, who signed the book, told EW, “Like her books on animals, which are landmark contributions to the understanding of behavior, this new project–the book she was born to write–will do nothing less than revolutionize our thinking about autism at a time when it affects more people than ever. And she’ll do it in her inimitably down-to-earth voice, the one so many millions of people have fallen in love with.” HMH plans to publish in Fall 2012.