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Thursday, July 16, 2015

T is for Temple Grandin

You know those times you come across something and you're like "where has this been all my life?" Well, that just happened to me with the work of Dr. Temple Grandin. A good friend/coworker sent me a facebook invite to this autism presentation.

I was like "who is this lady?" but it looked like fun. I googled her. I decided it's stuff I should hear about. I mean, any of you who've been following me know I started this blog to share the wacky things Mr. TV said/did.  And I'm sure I'm going to have many more autistic darlings in the years (and years and years) I have left.

So I went. And I'm so very glad I did.

She was great! Her TED talk basically covers the same things she presented to us, but the question and answer session was quite informative and meeting her was beyond cool. We actually passed her in the hallway and my friends had a fangirl moment.

 I had to buy her book The Autistic Brain to go along with my Mindset and neuroscience reading.

 My next step it to watch the movie in which she is portrayed by Clair Danes. Apparently I've been under a rock and missed it!

I'm super exited to learn more about her life and the things she suggests for children with Austism.

(Thanks for taking me Mrs. Kessler and Mrs. John!)

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