Temple Grandin

Have you ever heard of Temple Grandin? She's a woman with autism who has become wildly successful by revolutionizing machines in the cattle industry by her ability to think in pictures. I read her book, Thinking in Pictures a few years ago, so naturally I was interested in seeing the movie when it debuted. In the HBO movie, Claire Danes stars as the title character, Temple Grandin. Having seen Claire Danes in several other films, I thought she did a fantastic job! As a teacher, I've seen that students with autism have distinct hallmarks behaviors, and Claire Danes was able to capture many of these in her performance. The film and book are really expand and explain some insight into how brains of individuals with autism are wired differently. If you're in to learn something new, check these out!

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