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.
She emphasizes above all that it is caring concern and loving guidance that is of most benefit to Autistic people. Now, nearly 20 years after the publication of this book, that essential truth remains. Regardless of advances in understanding and therapies, it is the family, friends, and teachers ...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
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
This book is Grandin’s aut ...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
Technically, the book is written in a simple s ...more