Where We Live is taking the day off, getting ready for the new year. So, we’re presenting some really interesting documentaries in our place. Today, it’s Independent Minds: Temple Grandin. Here’s a bit of the description from Murray Street Productions:
Unable to speak until age four and diagnosed with autism in the 1950s, Temple Grandin went on to defy expectations as a renowned author, activist and expert in humane livestock design.
As we’ve reported before on Where We Live, autism science is pretty far behind its growing prevalence, and people like Grandin give us a small glimpse into what the autistic mind can accomplish, and how it works.
She’s been featured on NPR’s Science Friday and Fresh Air. The timing of this remarkable story is great, because of news this week that Connecticut will become the 13th state to require all group health insurance policies to cover autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and expanded autism treatment for children ages 14 and younger (ctnewsjunkie.com).