Friday, February 19, 2010
Recently I had the opportunity to see the
movie 'Temple Grandin' now playing on HBO. This movie is simply outstanding and I have been recommending it to everyone I know. The movie is about
Temple Grandin and her struggle to over come Autism.
Temple Grandin was born in 1947, and by the age of four, still had required no verbal skills. Her only means of communication was humming, peeping, and screaming out of frustration. A family physician made the diagnosis of Autism. The physician told her mother that Grandin would remain low functioning. His recommendation was to institutionalize. Her mother refused to accept the physicians recommendations, and instead, took Grandin to several neurologists. She began working with Grandin on the development of behavioral and verbal skills. She also provided Grandin with some very unique and educational experiences.
Grandin is now a professor at the University of Colorado. She has received her doctorate degree in animal science. Her journey has been absolutely incredible. Today Grandin lectures on Autism and is the author of a collection of books on the subject. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from this movie. One lesson being not to give up on others just because they seem some what different than ourselves. I walked away from this movie with a much better understanding of the challenges children with Autism and their care givers face.
"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out"
Have you had an opportunity to see this movie? If so, I would love to hear from you.
I hope all of you have a lovely and blessed day ♥
It's a beautiful sunny day here and Charli is sprawled out on the bay window ledge in our living room. She wants to make sure she doesn't miss anything that just might happen on our street.
With warmest regards, Carol