Temple On HBO Movie Based On Her LifeThe Autism Site
To Temple Grandin, she never wanted her autism to define her, she wanted her interests and profession to shine through. A professor and scientist for 20 years, Temple Grandin has been researching and teaching students in Colorado about livestock handling and cattle behavior. Despite her Asperger’s Syndrome, she’s proven to revolutionize animal handling.
Once a troubled child with autism, Temple’s transformation into a innovative scientist has inspired an HBO film based on her life starring actress Claire Danes. Watch as she speaks highly of the film and how Claire did a great job turning into Temple in the 60s and 70s. Temple wanted the film to convey the important message that people on the spectrum can do things, and we need to push them to achieve their potential like she had!