"I had people in my life who didn't give up on me: my mother, my aunt, my science teacher. I had one-on-one speech therapy. I had a nanny who spent all day playing turn-taking games with me."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Temple Grandin on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Temple Grandin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Temple Grandin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Temple Grandin on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Temple Grandin on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'"
"People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet."
"I get satisfaction out of seeing stuff that makes real change in the real world. We need a lot more of that and a lot less abstract stuff."
"If you have autism in the family history, you still vaccinate. Delay it a bit, space them out."
"Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation."
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