Watch for this wonderful special staring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in her early years.
Temple Grandin is autistic. Her writings about her struggles with autism,her fear, her anxiety, the overwhelming sensation of smell and sound,provide an intriguing glimpse into the world of autistic people.
Temple paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism at a time when it was still quite unknown. The film chronicles Temple's early diagnosis;her turbulent growth and development during her school years; the enduring support she received from her mother (Julia Ormond), aunt and her science teacher; and her emergence as a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.
Temple Grandin doesn't see the world like most of us do. She does, she would say, see the world more like most animals: a place of fear without emotion where your thoughts come to you in pictures rather than in words.
Because of her autism, Dr. Grandin says she can understand how animals seethe world in a way that most humans cannot. She has written about her experiences with autism and her observations of animals in many books.
Temple Grandin is an Associate Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Upcoming show times:
2/19 9:30pm HBO Family East
2/20 12:30am HBO Family West
2/20 11am HBO Latino East
2/20 11am HBO East2/20 2pm HBO West
2/20 2pm HBO Latino West
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