Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed as brain-damaged at age two. Her mother Anna steadfastly pursued ways to understand her daughter’s condition and ultimately educate her. Anna came to suspect her daughter was on the autism spectrum, at a time when the prescribed treatment was commitment to an institution. She fought that, too.
Fast forward to the present day: Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a well-known inventor of humane systems for the treatment of livestock, and an internationally famous spokesperson on autism.
Temple Grandin gave this talk — “Different Kinds of Minds” — on March 8 as part of the University of Washington Graduate School lecture series Equity and Difference: Rights.
Listen to the full version below: