"If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Temple Grandin on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Temple Grandin on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Temple Grandin on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Temple Grandin on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Temple Grandin on C. S. Lewis
"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."