Temple Grandin: A Must-See Movie

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting
23 Jun 2010

It is one of very few true success stories told by a woman who lives with Asperger’s syndrome. She became an animal scientist and a professor at the university.

The protagonist, Temple Grandin, was able to explain and describe very skillfully how a person with this condition feels, hears, sees, perceives and thinks.

She helps people peek inside the mind of a person with Asperger’s syndrome – which facilitates good communication and better understanding.

She demonstrates the importance of pictures in the mind of autisitc people and how powerful their visual skills can be.

Why is the movie a must-see?

Today Temple Grandin is lecturing across the nation and her lectures can be viewed on You Tube.

*Note: Asperger’s syndrome is one of the forms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

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  1. CR says:

    Although I appreciate the insights of Temple Grandin – I am worried that people will immediately assume that my own child with ASD is the same as her.

    There is a saying, “If you have met one person with autism… you have met ONE person with autism.”

    Temple Grandin is not my son. My son is not Temple Grandin. Both of these people have ASD. They are also very different from each other.

    It is important to remember this.

  2. Mrs. A says:

    Dear CR,
    I understand your concern and I hope that every parent is clear about his/her child’s diagnosis. I cannot agree more on the fact that every child on the spectrum is like a snowflake; very unique. This is exactly the reason why it is called “spectrum” to cover all these endless uniquenesses under one umbrella. People with Asperger’s syndrome have considerable chance to reach their full potential as the movie witnessed.
    Mrs. A

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