Wise Words from Temple Grandin Backstage at the Emmys

HBO’s movie Temple Grandin was the darling of the 2010 Emmy Awards and backstage Temple Grandin herself had some wise words to say about autism and the movie.

I hope this movie’s gonna educate a lot of people about autism..there’s still a lot of people that don’t understand autism. Autism varies from…somebody that might be a Silicon Valley genius to someone that may be handicapped and nonverbal.

Not everyone understands that autism truly encompasses a spectrum of conditions. She also discussed the sensory processing issues and anxiety that individuals on the autism spectrum commonly deal with. There are many misconceptions about individuals on the autism spectrum and I hope that this movie helps open people’s eyes, especially now that it has received so much positive press.

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