Temple Grandin Interview

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University and was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She is an author, autism advocate, and her story was depicted in the 2010 HBO movie, “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Daines. Dr. Grandin has overcome enormous challenges during her life, and was once quoted as saying that if she could snap her fingers and become non-autistic, she would not do it because autism “is part of who I am.”

Echolalia Autism

Echolalia is defined as the immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, which is often one of the symptoms of autism. This video demonstrates an example of a three year old child with autism exhibiting classic echolalia. In addition to the repetitive speech, the child is unresponsive when a question is posed to him. The parent who uploaded this video has confirmed an autism diagnosis.

Taylor Morris : Hope For Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

This is a video about Taylor Morris’ experience with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. At age 2, Taylor was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum and given little hope of having a happy, independent life. Now, at age 17, she is a top student, an athlete, and a creative artist.
 
 
 

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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
  • * The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million

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