Sociological and cultural aspects of autism

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    Temple Grandin: Autistic Animal Scientist “Autism is part of who I am.” Temple Grandin, an autistic scientist, has made multiple discoveries and is still affecting the animal rights community in positive ways because of her autistic mind. Autism is a severe disorder of brain function that interferes with the ability to understand what is seen, heard, and touched (Fredericks 14-15). The physical symptoms of autism include meaningless repetition of words or phrases, impaired speech, inability to hold conversations, temper tantrums, overreaction to sensory stimulus including noise, lights, and texture, and hyperactivity. Like the physical symptoms, there are also mental symptoms of autism such as literal understanding of words or phrases, using gestures rather than words to communicate, and lack of speaking skills (14, 24-25). There are a lot of symptoms and causes of autism. Many people are to believe that the environmental causes of autism consist of fish, power-plant emissions, cigarette smoke, and well or tap water (41-42). Autism is also a result of natural causes…

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    Temple Grandin

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    While reading the assigned excerpt Wildlife, I had learned that Temple Grandin was zealous about animals and is autistic, but had no idea of her trials and tribulations until watching the film. After watching the film Temple Grandin (2010) I now have a much deeper understanding of her life and have gained interest in learning more about autism and her accomplishments. Temple accomplished many things and had her own way of executing her ideas and bringing them to life. Temple never gave up. Some…

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    Temple Grandin Essay

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    This is a film study on Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who achieved academic success despite her disability. By the age of 2, Temple was diagnosed with autism, considered then to be a form of brain damage. Her mother, Eustacia, initially blamed her daughter’s physicians for her condition. The medical consensus at that time was that autism was a form of schizophrenia resulting from insufficient maternal affection. The film follows Temple Grandin's life, providing background through a…

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    Christopher Boone Autism

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    Christopher Boone the main character of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, seems to be suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger’s Syndrome is considered to be a high functioning autism, this means that when compared to classic autism, these people are better able to communicate more efficiently and are capable of higher thinking. Higher thinking may include things such as figuring out puzzles or riddles. Although, it is never directly stated in the book whether or not…

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    In today’s media, there are several movies that inaccurately portray disabilities, such as autism, for comedic value or dramatic effect. However, there are some films that attempt to accurately depict disabilities, such as the 2009 film, Adam. In the movie, Adam is an awkward but intelligent man with Asperger syndrome, a subcategory of autism. According to Lerner and Johns (2015), “Asperger’s syndrome is characterized by a reluctance to accept change; an inflexibility of thought; and…

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    Temple Grandin is known today as an advocate for autistic people everywhere. As an autistic person herself, she was diagnosed with autism at an early age of four. However, she was able to overcome her autism through many supports from her family, peers, and mentors. She now holds a degree in animal science, designing ethical slaughterhouses that animals such as cattle, pigs, and chickens, by making use of her autistic mind. She originally wrote the essay “Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures”…

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    Introduction Even when Temple Grandin was a baby, she seemed different. She was very silent and didn’t respond; in her toddler years she had temper tantrums but never said anything. Then, a few years later she was diagnosed with “infant schizophrenia”, a type of autism. Her father wanted her in a mental institution; her mom wanted her to go to school. Key Idea 1 What is Autism?: Finding out the news that Temple had autism was a little too much for her dad, Richard, he was disgusted by his…

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    It was a fine day, raining and cloudy. At least that's what classifies as a fine day for John Cena, because he has autism. "I am all happy today standing here, john cena said" said John Cena. Suddenly, out of the nearby bushes jumped ChrisChan. He had always wanted to make friends with someone else with autism (although at this point he just wants any friend cause he has none) and he found out on wikipedia that John Cena has autism, so between illustrating and writing his sonic webcomic,…

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    Who is Temple Grandin? Temple Grandin is the creator of the most peaceful way a cow is transported to the slaughter house. It all ties back to her autism, as a kid she would see things through a cow's eyes, which made her able to create a system that cows can comfortably and safely transport to a slaughter house. She could see things that threw a cow such as what makes the cow uncomfortable and stop the heard from moving forward. It’s amazing how she is tied closely in a connection with these…

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    Temple Grandin’s Extraordinary Gifts Temple Grandin’s Extraordinary Gift, by Oliver Sacks, points out some of the effects that Autism has on Temple Grandin, as well as other people. Autism is a disorder that tends to result in communication issues and emotional detachment along with other things. No two autistic patients are exactly the same due to the fact that there is wide range in the effects it can have. Grandin, like many people with autism, has tremendous strengths in some subjects, but…

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