Knit to This: Temple Grandin

By Kay Gardiner
September 15, 2018
Scanning the globe for the best in knittertainment.

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  • I really loved the Temple Grandin movie with Claire Danes, a really enlightening experience for me.

    PS – looking forward to ordering a copy of the latest Field Guide next week!

  • Was the Oliver Sacks article that long ago? I remember it vividly, and it spurred me to keep up with other Temple Grandin projects.

  • Thinking In Pictures changed the way I teach!

  • Oh, my friends – you know I love this so very much. ❤️

  • Thank you for recommending this movie. You have recommended SO many wonderful movies, shows and music. Thanks. 🙂

  • I studied and taught Special Needs at Simmons College. I had the pleasure of hearing Temple Grandin almost 20 years ago. A remarkable brilliant woman who certainly influenced my teaching.

  • Loved the book and the movie

  • Thank you so much…(hearts)

  • Watched the TED talk, did not knit to it as I was mesmerized. Thank you.

  • Two of my three sons are on the autism spectrum and, when she came to town, I made sure I got tickets to see her speak. They left knowing that their lives could be meaningful and wonderful – a true blessing in a time when no one had heard of Asperger Syndrome and school was a daily torture (at least for one of them). What a lovely human being! She has a great sense of humor, too. 🙂

  • As a mom with a child who is brilliant and has Asperger’s, every time I see, read, or think about Temple I begin to cry because there are so many people in this world who are misunderstood but have so much to give. thank you MDK for “sharing” this world with our fellow knitters – we are all creative thinkers in many different ways!

  • I know bits and pieces about Temple Grandin and look forward to hearing the TED talk, in particular. I’ve intended to read the book since it first came out – times flies! Grandin’s name comes up often in the context of slaughterhouses, and reducing unnecessary stress to animals being handled in livestock operations.

  • Thanks for sharing. I am better for reading and learning of.

  • I was fortunate to hear her at Strathmore in Maryland on Sept 7,2018.She had been at NIH and had talked at this venue which was in support of the Rockville Science Center which is moving closer to a permanent home in Rockville. It was a pleasure to hear her after a talk some years ago in Calif She was wonderful and erudite and a self-proclaimed enthusiastic “book supporter/book seller”.

  • Thank you, thank you for posting these links. I was fascinated by her book years ago, and this TED talk is a real treat. I had no idea that, besides being brilliant, she was so much fun. She must be such a breath of fresh air for anyone with a loved one on the autism spectrum. Also, fabulous outfit.

  • Temple Grandin is so inspiring! I’ve seen her speak twice AND just a few days ago, I was at Iowa State University for a work-related thing and saw that she was speaking there. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the living room of my B&B and saw her sitting there! (She was in conversation, so I didn’t interrupt, but I kind of wish I had….)

  • We used this movie during a women’s retreat to prompt discussion about engaging with the “other”. Temple is amazing, and as the movie brings out, she was helped at critical stages of her life by loving and generous people–her mother, her college roommate, one of her first bosses as examples. Truly inspiring. I didn’t know about the TED talk. Thanks for the reference — will look that up.