Quotes by: Temple Grandin

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It's much more work for the mother of an autistic child to have a job, because working with an autistic child is such a hassle until they go to school.
Temple Grandin
I think that autistic brains tend to be specialized brains. Autistic people tend to be less social. It takes a ton of processor space in the brain to have all the social circuits.
Temple Grandin
As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment.
Temple Grandin
If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out.
Temple Grandin
Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it.
Temple Grandin
I think the core criterion is the social awkwardness, but the sensory issues are a serious problem in many, many cases of autism, and they make it impossible to operate in the environment where you're supposed to be social.
Temple Grandin
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
Temple Grandin
Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley.
Temple Grandin
I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me.
Temple Grandin
I've worked with tons of people that I know who are on the spectrum - but now I think severe autism has really increased.
Temple Grandin
Autism is a neurological disorder. It's not caused by bad parenting. It's caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain's computer cables that hook up the different brain departments.
Temple Grandin
I'm a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My brain is like Google Images.
Temple Grandin
When I was in high school and college, I thought everybody could think in pictures. And my first inkling to my thinking was even different was when I was in college and I read an article about, you know, some scientist said that the caveman could not have designed tools until they had language.
Temple Grandin
One big question that's come up is: Has autism increased on the mild side of things? I don't think so - they've always been here. Some of this is increased detection.
Temple Grandin
I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.
Temple Grandin
Some teachers just have a knack for working with autistic children. Other teachers do not have it.
Temple Grandin
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