Emergence: Labeled Autistic
A true story that is both uniquely moving and exceptionally inspiring, Emergence is the first-hand account of a courageous autistic woman who beat the odds and cured herself. As a child, Temple Grandin was forced to leave her "normal" school and enroll in a school for autistic children. This searingly honest account captures the isolation and fears suffered by autistics an...more
Below is a copy of my comment (at my group) concerning the film:
I just finished watching the Netflix DVD of "Temple Grandin". I gave it 5 stars out of 5. It won many Emmy Awards. I found it amazing.
"Temple Grandin" (2010)
"Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism ..."
This book is written mostly as a memoir, with information about autism studies, and Temple's own opinions about autism-related matters, interspersed in relevant places. Though Temple Grandin is neither a doctor nor a researcher, she writes with authority on a wide range of topics related to autis ...more
A little repetitive over all, but what an interesting insight.
I mean, the book was really hot and cold on this?!?? Temple seemed to learn to accept herself and love her difference when she was in her 20s...but then she wrapped up the book by saying how good it was that she was "less autistic" ...more
Emergence: Labeled Autistic is a familiar story if you've seen the HBO movie with Claire Danes in the title role. It covers Temple's growing up with autis ...more
This book is Grandin’s aut ...more
Temple Grandin seemed like a normal child. Temple couldn’t even speak until she was 4. The way she acted her mother loved her so much, but didn’t know what to do. Her mother took her to the doctor and he labeled her autistic. Temple’s mother put Temple into a regular school. Personally, in this time period, ...more
First, I saw her newest book at the UCI bookstore (already in itself a serendipitous meeting, since that entire trip was a whim). A few days later, I read a great paper that she wrote in 2009, "How does visual thinking work in the mind of a person with autism? A personal account." The following afternoon, Chuck pointed me to an autism conference, where Grandin happened to be the keynote speaker - at the Oshman JCC of all places, a t ...more
As a person who was diagnosed with ASD quite late, I found that this book gave a very real and sympathetic account of how it actually feels to grow up with autism - obviously as you would expect from a book written by a woman with autism herself.
For me, I found this book helped me to find peace with myself that my feelings and experiences as a child were valid and that I wasn't alone. A diagnosis of ASD after living with it for a long time can sometimes make you feel angry an ...more
"Temple Grandin's triumph over autism affects us all-it is reaffirmed that the human spirit can overcome and even extract benefits from our extreme dysfunction's. It is a b ...more
I learned who Temple Grandin is, a few years ago, and have been interested in her story for that long. She was diagnosed as Autistic when she was a child, and spent a lifetime dealing with her limitations from that.
It's exciting and awe inspiring to read the things she has overcome, and her adult analization of her behavior as a child. Also the things she thinks would have or might have helped her then. Still as she grew up, she improved herself. She overcame her ...more
The book is amazing to read as a groundbreaking success story when autism therapy was in the dark ages. Grandin's insights must have had a huge impact at the time. It was also lovely to read the letter from her aunt predicting that Grandin would m ...more