“We need people like us.”

Wonderful experience last night to hear Dr. Temple Grandin last night at TCU, introduced by Chris Hadfield no less. IMG_8342

“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 🙂

IMG_8352I’ve got to say that in the HBO movie Temple Grandin, actor Claire Danes absolutely nails her!

 

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