One of the main things you learn when you talk to Temple Grandin is that she lives to create solutions. Whether it’s finding a humane way to walk cattle through a slaughter house or it’s finding a way to engage a child’s individual imagination, she is excited to brainstorm and find a viable path. As soon as Temple Grandin found out that I was an Autism Mom, she wanted to know all about my son. What were his interests? What was I doing to feed his interests? One of the things Temple seems very sure about is that we shouldn’t allow children on the spectrum to just wither away by themselves playing useless games that don’t teach them anything useful. And let’s face it there are lots of those games out there.
She walked into the hotel lobby wearing a black cowboy shirt with a colorful design splashed across the upper chest. I was completely and unashamedly star struck. I had been talking with the director of the upcoming documentary, “Autism in Love” when I saw her walk in. I stopped speaking midsentence and my mouth hung open. “There she is…” I finally said out loud. “It’s Temple Grandin.”
Suzanne Oshinsky is the Director and Producer of the The A-Word, a ground breaking video blog following one little boy and his journey through autism and ABA therapy.
FOX News national network has named CARD Founder and Executive Director Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh a “Real American Hero.”
They recently interviewed her for an all-inclusive story on her life, her journey and her mission in helping children with autism. Please watch the news segment with us.
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