Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her "hug box", widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by
What made her different made her exceptional.
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Did You Know?
Although not named in the movie Grandin stated in an interview with Marcia Alvar at the University of Washington in 1996 that her roommate's name was Gloria. See more
When Temple can't figure out how to do the Ames room illusion Carlock tells her to think of every aspect of the room. In reality he let her look at a picture in a book for 15 seconds and then she figured it out. See more
I've always wanted to understand the gentleness that other people feel by being hugged by their mothers. And now I've made a machine that lets me do that. It feels like a wire gets reconnected. Like something gets repaired.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
References The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claire Danes See more