Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dr. Temple Grandin (and John Robison)

Isn't this a great picture?  You know what the title is?

"Temple Grandin and John Elder Robison see eye-to-eye at an autism conference, 2011"

Isn't that just precious????

Ben met Dr. Grandin when he was 5 years old.  I talked to her about the books that pushed the idea that most kids with autism will be institutionalized.

"Oh, it isn't that way at all." she says "You've got to look at some newer books."  (I'm paraphrasing, it was 12 years ago)

Somebody is tugging at my shirt.


"Mama, she won't look at me!"  Honest to God, I am not making this up.

Life is poetry, yah know?

Update:  I forgot to mention, she had the most beautiful eyes.  There was a fierce intelligence in them.

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