Helping different minds succeed is the goal of someone considered a world-wide expert on autism.
Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University says parents need to work on actively socializing children by teaching them to shake hands or say please and thank you. She also thinks parents should encourage their kids to seek out odd jobs at 11 or 12, like walking a neighbor’s dog or shoveling snow, again to encourage social interaction.
Grandin herself was diagnosed with severe autism at two, but flourished under early intervention. She spoke at Delta College.
Her autism-related website is www.Temple Grandin.com.