Happy International Asperger’s Day everyone πŸ™‚

I’ve been blogging about Asperger’s Syndrome for the past few days and today, the 18th February is the day.

My son is very excited that he has a day dedictated to him. He said to me ‘at last I am getting the respect I deserve’ – haha.

He is adorable and will be getting some treats today – we are going out for dinner and he will get a whole hour on the computer (up from his usual 1/2 hour). His sister is a little jealous πŸ˜‰

Today I am posting a video of the wonderful Temple Grandin, an inspirational women with Asperger’s Syndrome who lectures all over the world (and had a movie made about her life). She is an expert on the design of cattle management systems as well as autism. This video is a must see. She explains things in a way that is so much better than reading about this stuff.

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Written for International Asperger’s Day 2011 (18th February)

6 thoughts on “Today is International Asperger’s Day!

  1. I was watching this at the same time you left your comment. I think I got the better deal of the two of us. I loved this and I loved what she said. She is inspirational to me and I love her insights about autism. Thank you so much for sharing this Gabrielle.

  2. Continuum of traits is such a great way of describing the spectrum.

    How amazing about moving the flag for the cattle. This woman is freaking brilliant. I think in pictures a lot too. I don’t know what that means but it helps me understand autism a little more.

    I also think mentoring is a fantastic idea. What an inspirational woman. I love her!!

    I hope your lovely boy enjoyed his day!

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