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Congratulations, Temple Grandin
Biopic wins five Emmys

At the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, the HBO biopic “Temple Grandin” took home five prizes (out of seven nominations), including Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie. Grandin may have been an unknown quantity for many in the audience and readers of the Emmy’s Blog but not here at Bark. We’re big fans of her work, including the book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. It was great to see her feted at the Emmy’s in her signature cowgirl shirt and tie.

 
Grandin’s influence on the lives of animals and people is considerable. By drawing analogies between the thought processes of animals and people with autism including herself, Grandin channeled her unique world view into benefits for others. She designed humane slaughterhouse corrals for cattle and a hug machine to calm hypersensitive people. She is an outspoken advocate for those living with autism. To learn more about how Grandin sees the world, read Claudia Kawczynska’s interview.
 

 

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom. lisawogan.com

Photo of Temple Grandin © Joel Benjamin, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Submitted by Carolyn | September 1 2010 |

I've read and enjoyed all of Temple Grandin's books. I didn't know about the HBO biopic but will look for it. She's an amazing person.

Submitted by Jack | September 2 2010 |

A remarkable lady, for sure. She has done such a tremendous service - not just helping human beings to understand the feelings of animals, but to understand their fellow human beings as well. It is a such a gift, where so many persons with autism struggle with self-expression, that she writes and speaks so eloquently about her own experiences, and with such empathy and understanding about the animals with whom she works.

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