Temple Grandin

Neuro-of the brain, Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse;difference, unlikeness

Temple Grandin, if you don’t know already is a full-blown Autistic who has been a trailblazer in so many ways: women’s rights, Autism Advocacy, Humane treatment of animals.

If you have not had a chance to see her life story on HBO, it is a real mind-blower! the visual description of how her mind works is such a gift! I am visual and auditory and also an adult living successfully with ADHD, Depression and probably a touch of Aspergers.

Temple has done so much good, truly by her willingness to simply not settle for being less that all that she is! She has helped millions of people understand what Autism is and how it has nothing whatever to do with intelligence or a lack thereof. She suffered much in the 60’s and 70’s as a woman who was not taken seriously, because of Autism, and also because she is a woman. She did not give up and was successful in creating transformative changes to the treatment of cattle and livestock in processing plants-making their final journey so much more humane than ever before.

I, for one, am so grateful for Temple’s work and am very excited that she will be a guest on Neurodiversity Radio when we can schedule the time!

 

Light and Love to you!

Heather M. McCrae, MM MEd

 

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Stephen Hawking and Neurodiversity

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. His key scientific works to date have included providing, with Roger Penrose, theorems regarding gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, which is today known as Hawking radiation (or sometimes as Bekenstein-Hawking radiation). source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

Dr. Stephen Hawking is a perfect example of Neurodiversity in action! Who is to say that his physical being is a deformity? Is it not entirely possible-ye probable-that he is exactly who he needs to be both physically and mentally?

Would he be the Genius that he is if her were “cured”? Why would we need to assume he needs a cure?

When you look at someone in a wheelchair, what do you see? Do you see a what or a who? Isn’t it time we saw all whos and got rid of whats?


When you can fully embrace the who of you, can you then embrace the who of others and finally let go of the what?

Light and Love to you!

Heather

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