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Aspergers in the News: Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in New HBO Biopic

HBO’s Biopic Temple Grandin is in post production according to This is one biographical movie that will be a” must see” for me.

Autistic Dr. Temple Grandin, a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is an icon in the Autistic Community. Her life has been a beacon and an inspirational story and after a long negotiation is getting her biography brought to HBO.  Claire stars as Grandin in the film which is finally in post production after nine years in the making. Claire Danes may be known to you as Angela Chase in the 1992-94 pioneering TV drama series “My So Called Life.” Who better to play Autistic Temple Grandin from her high school years to her post academic period?

Temple Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her PhD in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare.

Grandin has written a variety of autism books, such as  Thinking in Pictures,My Life with Autism

and The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

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July 15, 2009 Posted by | Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Biography | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments