Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Becca's New Hero--Temple Grandlin and Autism's a Gift

Today Becca found this interview with Temple Grandlin a renowned professor who is an inspiration. See her video interview with CNN where she says "Sees her autism as a gift, not a disability".

I posted it here as some of my readers have "extraordinary children with learning differences"
as this was just too inspirational to not share with them and the rest of the world.

Becca giggled as Temple Grandlin talked about the schools dumbing down the geniuses and kids with autism.

We were just back from the Doctor and she showed her Becca's transcripts from High School and
Becca explained her frustration. The schools are handicapping Becca, but I continue to help Becca in spite of them. Becca refuses to let them off the hook as she has a right to a High School Diploma. She told the doctor she wants to go to college, even though they think she can just sit or have a small job someday. She can take college without leaving home because of the noise and light sensitivities triggering migraines if she is given the proper assistive technology.

I hope you enjoyed the interview with Temple Grandlin and Becca's lesson today for school.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Becca -
My boss wrote research papers on animals with Temple Grandlin.