Temple Grandin is a prominent American autism expert, animal behavior expert and author. She was diagnosed with autism at a very early age and faced difficulties in interacting with her peers. She came up with a squeeze box famously called as a ‘hug box’ to relieve her stress and tension, which is being used globally as a comforting therapy by autistic children. She deeply researched on animal behavior and gave significant thesis which brought her immense respect. She gained knowledge of slaughter plants and started working as a consultant for big companies. She wrote various books on animal behavior and autism which were critically appreciated including ‘Thinking in Pictures, and Other Reports from My Life with Autism’. Her best-selling book is ‘Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior’ which summed up all her studies of animal welfare. Her biography was adapted in a film named after her, bagged in a ‘Golden Globe’ award and won various ‘Emmy Awards’. She has also appeared in various television shows and presently works as a professor of animal science at the Colorado State University. Here is a compilation of inspiring quotations and sayings by the renowned author who has been the flag bearer of autism movement. Read on the collection of motivational quotes and thoughts by Temple Grandin who has been a guiding light people on and off the spectrum.
What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool?
You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.
I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.