Thursday, May 5, 2011


Yesterday the bright red Netflix envelope delivered the movie  Temple Grandin, and tonight Tony and I watched it.  The movie, produced by HBO in 2010, is a biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.  She's also an advocate for autism advocacy.

Temple has designed humane methods of treating cattle in processing plants, winning an award from PETA for her efforts.  She's also noted for creating the 'hug box', a deep pressure device designed to calm hyper-sensitive people, which is recognized today as a way of relieving stress.

I've already seen the movie once (at a work inservice day), but that time the enviornment was less than perfect.  The "screen" was two large pieces of paper taped to the wall, and the obvious seam was quite annoying.  There weren't enough chairs for all the staff, and I ended up sitting on the floor. Tonight's viewing was much better, with a clear HD TV screen and surround sound.  I even had a cat on my lap to keep me warm.


  1. Thank you for the recommendation! I need recommendations. I will put this on my Netflix queue right now.

  2. Nice. I attended a seminar a few years ago and heard her speak. She really does wear the western getup. I can only imagine if my boys were that high functioning, they would wear conductor's uniforms. lol....

  3. I have it recorded but haven't yet watched it.. sounds like a good movie xx