Friday, January 22, 2010

Temple Grandin on HBO Sat. Feb 6 at 8 pm

Temple Grandin is a new HBO film starring Claire Daines about the life of Temple Grandin. Because of her own determination and her mother's belief in her, Temple Grandin overcame the many obstacles of an early diagnosis of autism and went on to achieve success and create a meaningful fulfilling life for herself.

The film is airing Saturday, February 6th at 8 pm. The flyer says "What made her different made her exceptional." Her life story is particularly inspiring for parents whose children are diagnosed with autism. It is also inspiring for parents of children who just think outside the box.

I heard Temple Grandin speak at a 2009 Channel 13 conference called a Celebration of Teaching and Learning. You can view the 2009 Celebration of Teaching and Learning video of Temple Grandin speaking HERE.

HBO is hosting a book signing and discussion with Temple Grandin on Monday, January 25th at 1 pm at Barnes and Noble at 150 East 86th Street (at Lexington Avenue) in New York. Parents, friends and advocates of individuals with autism are all invited to this free event. Also, Barnes and Noble has A Coloring Book for Children about Autism you can download for FREE HERE.

If you can't make the event, you can also listen to A Conversation with Temple Grandin on NPR or buy her book Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism.

1 comments:

Our Family Is His said...

UGH! Why does it have to be HBO? We don't have HBO. Come on people, move it to a regular channel soon! Or video!

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