Sunday, December 4, 2011


I just watched an amazing movie based on the true story of Temple Grandin.  Temple was diagnosed with autism in 1950 when she was 3 years old.  Her mother was advised to put her away in a special home, but she would not give up on her daughter.  The movie is so touching and informative.  Temple attended a boarding school called Hampshire Country school, which was a school for gifted children.  She went on to attend  Franklin Pierce College and earn a Bachelor;s Degree in psychology.
But Temple did not stop there, and she attended Arizona State University where she earned a Master's Degree in animal science and then A Doctoral Degree in animal science at the University of Illinois.  On May 16, 2010, Grandin also received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Duke University.
Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare.
She now has her own website as well:
This is such an inspiring movie and will touch you. 

Despite her disability and because of her disability she became a success in life.  She found ways to get through difficulties and open the doors to new experiences.
When you learn of some of her accomplishments you will be amazed.
I do not want to give the story away completely.  Get the movie and watch it.

(photo of the real Temple Grandin)


  1. I saw her during the Oscars and she was a most amazing woman. Thanks for the recommendation of the movie.

  2. I have been meaning to watch this film or read about her for a few years now. I'll add this to my winter break line up.