Temple Grandin is the single most influential person with autism in modern times. One look at her life reveals an incredibly gifted mind paired with an unbreakable spirit. With her life’s work, she accomplished the impossible. Temple Grandin changed the world’s perception of what it means to live with autism.
Temple invented an internationally-renowned therapy device; she earned a Ph.D.; she wrote and published papers, articles, and books; she tours the world as a famous animal welfare speaker and autism advocate, and she revolutionized the way animals are handled and treated. She’s amazing. She’s wonderful. She’s inspirational. She works hard and she talks straight.
Dr. Grandin accredits much of her success to the teachers who encouraged and challenged her to keep growing outside her comfort zone. She describes her teachers as “absolutely vital”. Her story is proof that excellent educators can change the course of a student’s life.