Temple Grandin

I kept hearing Temple Grandin over and over again in respect to Autism. I watched the movie I was blown away how much this true story sheds light on the mind of a person with Autism. Miss Grandin thinks in pictures and. She watches and discovers new facts through looking at the whole concept.

I recommend reading her book or watching the movie for many reasons. It is not only educational, but provides fabulous insights into how perceptions provide an individual understanding. I think of finger prints and how these are different for each person. Perceptions are the same.

ONe point I resonated with autobiography was with the mom. Many parents are blamed for not forming an appropriate attachment with their child. This is especially true back in the 60’s and 70’s, but I believe there are still undertones of this today.

After Amanda, my daughter, was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum; I needed to understand this was just part of her. We live in a fallen world and there is disabilities. My nurturing as a mother did not bring this disability out.

Do you know of someone who is blaming themselves for causing a disability? Remind them of Ephesians 2:10 which comforts us to realize God knows the plans He has has for us…even before we were born. We may not know know why someone has a disability, but we do know Jesus died for each of us. Some day in heaven our broken bodies will become whole.

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