Monday, February 8, 2010

Temple Grandin - Different Not less

This is one of the best HBO films ever. I'm watching it for a second time, this time with the kids. Highly recommended.

In case you did not know her, Temple Grandin is Autistic and thinks in pictures. This gives her the ability to think like cattle, and so she ends up designing slaughterhouses (yes, you read that right). Currently 50% of American slaughterhouses use her designs.

She is currently Doctor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry in animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the Hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.

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