The Issues and Talents Behind Autism (Temple Grandin)

This posting is dedicated to Temple Grandin, who, in 2010, was listed as Time Magazine‘s 100 most influential people in the world.  Yes, Grandin is indeed remarkable! For example, she revolutionized the livestock industry!  She speaks out about humane treatment of livestock, as well as effective communication with animals.  Grandin is a researcher, speaker, writer, author, consultant, inventor, designer, activist, college professor and more.  She is highly sought after as a speaker and consultant.  She is also autistic and is a teacher and advocate for autism, speaking from a rare insider viewpoint.  In short, Grandin has been making a positive difference for decades now.  This posting offers brief glimpses of this amazing woman and her work.  You are encouraged to search further and to consider her messages.

“HBO – Temple Grandin – Promo” (trailer of 2o1o film)

“Temple Grandin:  Professor of Animal Science” (5 short videos)

“Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss.  She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.”

“Temple Grandin on working with autism: I like the way I think”

“All Kinds of Minds – Inner Compass”

“Temple Grandin – The Language of Animals and How to Treat Your Dog”

Wikipedia:  Temple Grandin

Website of Temple Grandin, PhD

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