Dr. Temple Grandin is an animal scientist that well known for her work inspiring & informing the world about autism, Asperger’s and ADHD. She is also well known for her work improving animal welfare.
Being autistic & overcoming many of the challenges that it presents she is able to give an insider’s viewpoint & knowledge on the subject. She has written many books that help others understand & overcome some of the challenges autism can present. Some of her books include “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s” & “Different… Not Less”. She co-authored the book “Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism with Sean Barron”.
She has also written books on her connection to animals through autism & improving animal welfare including “Animals In Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior” & “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals”.
On her site is a video where she is reading questions that she has received; One is from a 20 year old asking her the meaning of life. She says the meaning of life is “making real change happen on the ground with real people, that’s the meaning of life, its that simple…do something that makes real change”. I couldn’t agree more.
Happy Little Friday!
Photo from Templegrandin.com