Doctor, Professor, Autistic: Temple Grandin

Posted in: - Dec 08, 2010 No Comments

Temple Grandin was diagnosed at age two with brain damage,  and her parents provided excellent early intervention especially given the era- she was born in 1947.  Her correct diagnosis is of high-functioning autistic, and these days Dr. Grandin is a professor, consultant to the cattle industry, author, lecturer, and now the star of a biographical movie.  Her lecture explaining autism at a 2010 TED conference is available here, and features an amazing explanation of how she, as well as other individuals with autism tend to ‘think in pictures,’ and how it has been an asset.

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