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Since Temple Grandin's life story was told in the 15 x Emmy-nominated film Temple Grandin , and since her heartwarming speech at the award ceremony, she has become one of the world's most well-known members of its community.
In this fascinating biography, Annette Wood delves deep into Grandin's life from childhood to adulthood. Wood tells of the trials and tribulations of the icon: What difficulties Grandin struggled with and how she's become a hero for the autistic community. She also tells what Temple has done since the movie came out, where she is today, what kind of difference she's made, and what her future holds.
For the 22 million people worldwide afflicted by autism and the countless friends and family members who support them, this brilliant portrait presents an up-close look at the disorder and renewed hope for what the future could bring for those on all levels of the spectrum.
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About the Author
Annette Wood has a BS from Phillips University in English education and an MS in learning disabilities from Emporia State. She grew up in Kansas with an autistic sister and her experience led her to extensively research the subject and to become a member of the Autism Society of Kansas. In 2007, she published a memoir, A Different Kind of Kin: For Relatives of Persons with Autism (Kansas Windmill Press).
Table of Contents
Part I Temple 1
1 Temple's Beginnings 3
2 Middle School and High School 15
3 Franklin Pierce College 24
4 Temple in the Seventies 30
5 Temple in the Eighties 39
6 Temple in the Nineties 46
7 Professor at Colorado State University 54
Part II Autism 63
8 Autism Advocate 65
9 Eustacia Cutler 74
10 Norm Ledgin 80
11 Connie Erbert 85
12 Steve Jobs and Three Remarkable Autistics 95
13 Two Severe Autistics 107
Part III Animals for Food 121
14 Creekstone Farms: The Model Slaughterhouse 123
15 Improving Animal Welfare 129
16 More About Animal Welfare 140
Part IV Autism and Animals 149
17 Do Animals Think? 151
18 Rabbits and Autism 157
19 Cats and Dogs and Autism 164
20 Horses and Autism 171
Part V Temple Now 181
21 HBO Movie 183
22 Autism Is a Family Disorder 189
23 Autism Is in Your Brain 200
24 Temple Grandin's Legacy 208
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