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.
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Did You Know?
Julia Ormond's Emmy for this film is on permanent display at the Center for Autism and The Developing Brain in New York. She had given it to Eustacia Cutler whom she plays in the film on the 19th November 2010 and then they both presented it to the Center on the 8th of May 2016 to honour all mothers who raise children on the autism spectrum. See more
It is stated that Temple didn't speak till she was 4. In reality, she didn't speak till she was 3 ½ years old. See more
I've eaten bulls' testicles! Ate them in my aunt's ranch. Regularly! This is a waste!
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
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