You may have heard of Temple Grandin. She is a remarkable inventor, Doctor of Animal Science, professor and author who consults to the livestock industry on animal behavior. HBO recently produced a full-length film on Grandin starring Claire Danes and Grandin’s name and story has appeared up in virtually every type of media, including The Today Show, Larry King Live, Time, People, Forbes and the New York Times.
Temple is also autistic. She didn’t speak until she was three-and-a-half years old. As an adult, Temple is now able to describe how she thinks and perceives the world. It is fascinating to hear her insight on two worlds and to begin to appreciate more fully the true breadth of the spectrum of human capacity and configuration.
Enjoy this presentation. Not everyone thinks like you, and Temple Grandin explains not only why that is true, but what we can do to make sure that children are handled properly so that the value inherent in the differences between individuals is not lost in the shuffle. The world needs all kinds of minds!
Have a wonderful day, my friends, and rejoice in the fact that you are unique. The world needs all kinds of minds!