Temple Grandin gives a voice to Austistics
Helping Bridge the Mind of the Autistic Person for Healing
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Temple Grandin speaks out for those who had no voice before
When I posted on the work of autistic Temple Grandin in reforming the methods used for slaughtering animals (work for which I am grateful) I did not mean to leave out one of her other far-reaching and incredible gifts to the planet – her ability to share with the world what it is like to be autistic.
Before Temple Grandin’s autobiography Emergence, the medical and mental health world did not know very much about the autistic experience. In fact, a person labeled autistic was pretty much considered incurable in a sense that it was considered to be an irreversable condition.
Temple changed all that because of her unique ability to communicate about what it is like to be autistic and how to help make the world an easier place for the autistic person to navigate.
Temple Grandin is an amazing individual. Read more about her at her official autism website