I had the honor of hearing Dr. Grandin speak last night at the Butte County Farm Bureau Annual Dinner. Now I will admit I didn’t really know who she was before I saw the HBO movie; I had heard her name before but didn’t really know who she was or what she had done for agriculture or special education. The movie was an inspiration. I was amazed in her, her life, and all she has accomplished personally and professionally while fighting the limitations her autism tried to put on her. So when Luke mentioned that she was speaking at the dinner and he could get us tickets I was really excited to go hear her talk and she didn’t let down.
I’m sharing the link to the HBO movie trailer. If you haven’t seen this movie – watch it! Claire Danes played her so well and it is a great family friendly movie that gives great insight into what autism looks/sounds/feels like for someone living with it.