We were extremely pleased to recently host the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Axcis Education. In this third, FREE one hour webchat we were privileged and pleased to welcome the world renowned author Dr Temple Grandin.
Dr Temple Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalised. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her widely acclaimed and respected book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic.
Even though she was considered "weird" in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognised her interests and abilities. Dr Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.
In this very popular webchat Dr Grandin shared her wealth of knowledge across various topics including education, research, employment, disclosure and best friends.
You can now catch up on the entire archived webchat below.