My drawings are all over the movie; I really liked that. It was like going in a weird time machine, going back in a time machine into the '60s.
In a scene near the end of the movie, I am selling a job to one of the meat plants, my drawings are out on the conference room table. They did really cool animations of the conveyor system for handling cattle at the slaughter plant from those drawings - really cool animations taken form my drawings - they really emphasized my projects. They showed all the sexual discrimination I had to put up with in the livestock field. They put a wig on Claire and dressed her up in clothes and she had to wear these ugly false teeth apparatus.
You need to have a portfolio to show them what you can do.
Sometimes you find the mentors in the oddest places.
She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five.
Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of was “unprecedented because there had never before been an inside narrative of autism.” Dr. Grandin in his best selling book Anthropologist on Mars. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior.
When they were very young I used to take Temple Grandin's books to their IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) meetings and invite the professionals in attendance to take them home and read them to better understand my children. In fact, I was informed by a teacher that I was criticized and made fun of for my over-the-top behavior after these meetings.
Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games.