Yesterday, March 9, 2012, I attended my first autism conference and had the opportunity to hear Dr. Temple Grandin speak, and I go the opportunity to speak to her as well. She is on the autism spectrum like my kids and I are. I saw the movie about her life which was very enlightening a few months ago, have read most of her books which allowed me to understand my own autism. I am more verbal, was great at Algebra and not so good at Geometry which is the opposite of her experience.
I have always had issues with making friends, eye contact, fine motor, but am extremely good at learning new things, reading, and am crazy quick at reading and taking tests.
She is an amazing person who has lived an incredible life and has made a huge impact on the autism community.
The article on Dr. Temple Grandin in time Magazine–>
She spoke in regards to her new book–>
The Way I See It, 2nd EDITION: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s
I really liked what she had to say.
We met I gave her information on our efforts to help autism, and make a difference for people on the spectrum. I hope that she shares the information with others as well.
It was tremendous having the opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Temple Grandin. I hope to also make a difference for people with autism, she is an inspiration to those of us on the spectrum.