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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…..