10 Inspiring Temple Grandin Quotes

Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips
18 May 2015

Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science in Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She also invented the “hug box”, a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. The subject on an award-wininning, 2010 biographical film, Temple Grandin was also listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category. (Source: Wikipedia)

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.”

ʺI had people in my life who didn’t give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.ʺ

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.”

“Social thinking skills must be directly taught to children and adults with ASD. Doing so opens doors of social understandings in all areas of life.”

“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.”

“My Advice is: You always have to keep persevering.”

“If I did not have my work, I would not have my life.”

“I strongly recommend that students with autism get involved in special interest clubs in some of the areas they naturally excel at. Being with people who share your interests makes socializing easier.”

“We have got to work on keeping these children engaged with the world.”

“Autism is part of who I am.”

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