Program Contents: 59 minutes
Copyright Date: 2000
Available in the United States Only
DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN OFFERS INSIGHTS
As a child, Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged; doctors today would call her autistic. But her condition did not deter her and, with the help of her mother and therapists, she went on to become an expert in animal behavior, designing livestock handling facilities and teaching as an assistant professor at Colorado State University. Much of her expertise with animals comes through lessons learned from her own condition.
This program provides the rare opportunity to hear a person with autism discuss her condition and how she deals with life. Dr. Grandin offers many insights into the motivations behind autistic behavior and how parents, teachers, and therapists can better work with children that have been diagnosed as autistic.