Thursday, September 30, 2010
7 Emmys for Autism
I watched Temple Grandin, the story of a remarkable woman who not only overcame her autism but used it to literally change the world. The film was introduced by a gentleman who has lived with Asperger's Syndrome (the highest form of autism). After the amazing film was over the gentleman fielded questions about Asperger's and autism and how it was portrayed in the film. Temple's autism allowed her to see strong pictures and recall them at will. The gentleman who spoke to us was, from the time he was a child, able to listen to a piece of music once and play it perfectly on the piano.
The film, Temple Grandin, won 7 Emmy Awards, and I think it deserved every one of them. Temple Grandin, herself, was also honored by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 people who most affect our world.
My hat goes off to all who take the challenges of this fallen world and turn them into assets.