Temple Grandin — American Educator born on August 29, 1947,

Mary Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, best-selling author, autism activist and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is the inventor of the "hug box", a device to calm those on the autism spectrum. In the 2010 Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, she was named in the "Heroes" category. She was the subject of the award-winning, biographical film, Temple Grandin... (wikipedia)

To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members. Ban Ki-moon
Let's get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don't think in a language, and animals don't think in a language. It's sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It's putting these sensory based memories into categories. Temple Grandin
If you give us a safe vaccine, we'll use it. It shouldn't be polio versus autism. Jenny McCarthy
Autism doesn't have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality. Adrienne Bailon
When enough people care about autism or diabetes or global warming, it helps everyone, even if only a tiny fraction actively participate. Seth Godin

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