Temple Grandin is the headliner. Her mother will be there too, and I am intensely interested in hearing what she has to say, as autism is indeed in my family, which has disintegrated, despite best efforts to prevent its happening.
A few thoughts about Temple Grandin:
- I first heard about her from my son's helpful and informative pre-school teacher.
- I have long wanted to see her in person and hear her speak live. Being able to do so today is an incredible moment for me.
- If you don't know her, this is a great place to start: Temple Grandin Trailer
- I wonder what she considers talking points for autism for parents and educators.
After so many years in isolation, I am looking forward to being in a room of other people who get it, and have lived their experiences with autism and "Different, Not Less".