I saw Temple Grandin
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|Wed, 03-17-2010 - 2:05pm|
I went to see Temple yesterday. It was soooo amazing. She is so interesting to listen to. After she was done her lecture she opened the floor to questions from the audience. One man was asking about college for his son. He wanted to send his son to a college for special needs kids for computer science and technology....Temple paused for a minute and said..."There's a college like that in California....it's called Stanford." The whole audience broke out is applause. It was so empowering. I felt so good leaving her presentation. I wish I would have brought my book...because she was signing books at the beginning and end. She is so freaking cool. And totally autistic :-). I love that she is one with her nerdness....and geek self.
It was interesting watching her go from rehearsed speech to answering questions from the audience. She lost all her eye contact and even her body language changed. That was when I noticed the autism the most. She also made the lighting people turn the spotlight off and she didn't let anyone take pictures. And she was honest about it too. She got into sensory issues a lot...which I really liked...and she did say as she gets older her sensory issues are getting a little worse. :-(
I am on cloud nine. I got to go with two other great friends. I can't stop smiling about it. You know that feeling you get when you see a great concert? It's that feeling...only no concert.
If you ever get a chance to see her in person...I highly recommend it. My friend and I wanted to kidnap her and bring her home with us....I could pick her brain for hours.
Jessie mommy to Gabe(5 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane (1 year old)
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