SESSION 2: Temple Grandin PhD | How to Stretch and Prepare Bright & Quirky Kids for the Future
Temple shares both her personal and professional strategies for stretching our differently wired kids in order to broaden and build on interests, translating them into necessary life and career skills. She explains how to tackle resistance and fear based rigidity, giving 2e kids a sense of control through choice, playing on interests, and reframing even the most mundane or scary tasks to make them more approachable. She talks about the critical “loving push” that our bright and quirky kids need to build confidence and skills that will translate into a career, while naturally attracting like minded friends and coworkers.
Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She invented the "hug box" device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was named in the "Heroes" category. She was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin.
- Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor
- The Autistic Brain
- Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
- The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded, 4th Edition
- Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism: New Edition with Author Updates
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