Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So simple, an autistic can understand it

If you haven’t seen it, I recommend watching the film Temple Grandin. It is based on the real-life experiences of a woman diagnosed with autism at a time when it was considered practically a psychosis. Rather than have her institutionalized, Temple’s mother insisted on doing everything she could to give her daughter a normal life. While her family and mentors eventually realize that there is no “normal” for people like Temple, they do enable her to become a successful professional and a world leader in not one, but two entirely different fields.
I like the movie for a number of reasons.