Temple Grandin – What is Autism?

Temple Grandin is an amazing lady. She is Autistic and has changed the world! What is autism? Is it a problem to be fixed or is it a different way of being?

I am autistic myself and on some days it can be incredibly frustrating to be surrounded by so much charge. Years ago I tried to suppress this level of awareness with drugs and alcohol, self stim, being very particular with positioning items. I would judge myself as wrong as I did not think or feel like other people.

Now I know I think differently and I don’t have the same feelings as others and that is this is not wrong. As temple says in the movie “different not wrong.”

For me, knowing that I am different has allowed me to create a very different reality for myself, knowing that I am very sensitive is now a talent that I can use and not something I have to suppress.