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.
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
The movie shows Temple going to her aunt's ranch for the first time in 1966 but in reality she first went when she was 16 (1963). See more
I have done everything that I can for Temple, and if it isn't good enough, then it just isn't good enough. But you cannot even begin to imagine the chaos, the upheavals, the tantrums and the pain.
You seem to be acting as if you have done something wrong, when it's obvious you've done everything right. I think she's terrific.
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Claire Danes See more