Wonderful experience last night to hear Dr. Temple Grandin last night at TCU, introduced by Chris Hadfield no less.
“The world needs a lot of different kinds of minds,” she said so emphatically. “We need people like us.”
I wish I had written down so many of her insights. One in particular sticks with me. Her advice to people teaching someone with a disability, autism in particular: “Teach the person like you’re coaching someone in a play. Demonstrate. Show them what to do. Say things clearly. Don’t beat around the bush!”
There’s me at the end, just hangin’ out wth Temple at her book signing 🙂
I’ve got to say that in the HBO movie Temple Grandin, actor Claire Danes absolutely nails her!