Dr. Temple Grandin - Understanding My Autistic Mind
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In this very special bonus episode of the Sensory Friendly Solutions Podcast our Host Matt George is chatting with the towering autism champion, Dr. Temple Grandin.

Dr. Temple Grandin is well known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work in the field of animal behaviour. Dr. Grandin has been with Colorado State University (CSU) for over 25 years and has led an incredibly productive and diverse professional life.

Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, helping autistics and people who identify as neurodiverse.  Her understanding of the human mind has played a critical role in her work with animal behaviour, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behaviour in the world.

3:48 Dr. Grandin shares her childhood experience living with autism
4:38 Dr. Grandin shares her top research priorities 
5:24 Educating other researchers
8:17 What are the types of thinking? 
10:32 Importance of routine during COVID-19
18:53 Thoughts on standardized education
24:11 What does high but reasonable expectations look like?


The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

 Thanks for listening - Christel Seeberger and the Sensory Friendly Solutions Team.

Full blog posts and transcripts for each episode can be found on our website.
Podcast leadership is provided by Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder & CEO Christel Seeberger.

This podcast was produced by Matt George and was engineered by Zachary Pelletier.

Thank you to our sponsor TakingITGlobal, ensuring that youth around the world are actively engaged. Head to risingyouth.ca to learn more and to become the next RisingYouth grant recipient.

The podcast is also supported by New Brunswick Community College as part of the Community Resource Awareness During and After COVID-19 applied research project, funded by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation. Learn more about NBCC's efforts to transform lives and communities

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