Posted by Mindy

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is one of those people who truly illustrates the principle:  Not everybody learns the same way!  I’ve watched this lecture at least four times, and I invite you to her challenge to look at the world a bit differently.

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)

As her TED Lecture bio reads:

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds.


Watch her fascinating presentation about life with autism.  Let her story lead you to consider how your children process and learn.

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds