Archive for September, 2010

Walk Now For Autism

September 20, 2010

Throughout the year Autism Speaks hosts ‘Walk Now For Autism’ events across the country. The Minnesota event is set for this Saturday, September 25th at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. I recently did an interview for my television program about the walk.

If you’d like more information about the walk, check out the official website.

Temple Grandin–The Movie

September 14, 2010

There’s a good chance you’ve already heard about the movie about Temple Grandin, aptly titled….”Temple Grandin.” It premiered in February on HBO & just recently won a bunch of Emmy’s including a Best Actress statuette for Claire Danes’ portrayal of Grandin.

Grandin was diagnosed with autism at a time when not as much was known about the disorder. Her Mother was advised by a doctor to put her in an institution. Her Mother refused to give up on her & Grandin eventually flourished to the point where she earned her Doctorate and is a world-renowned animal researcher.

I had wanted to see the movie when it premiered but we unfortunately don’t get HBO in our home. It recently was released on DVD & my wife and I just watched it. It was excellent! It is so inspiring! Whether you’d like to learn more about autism or are just a fan of well-made movies, then I think you need to watch it.

I’m also excited that Temple is coming to a college in my area next month to speak. We’ll definitely be in the crowd!

Here’s the trailer for the movie…..