Labeled Autistic : A True Story

Paperback - 1996
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Temple Grandin was diagnosed as being autistic at the
age of three. An intelligent child with a thirst for
knowledge, but unable to properly express herself or
control her own behavior, Temple struggled through grade school. Eventually, her disruptive behavior forced her expulsion from a "normal" school and enrollment at a
school for autistic children. There Temple fared better,
but she began to suffer from "nerve attacks." Through
working at the school's farm, Temple learned about cattle presses, which are used to calm nervous livestock. After building her own press, Temple Grandin used it to
successfully control her nerve attacks, and for all intents
and purposes, cure her autism.
Reading this book is an adventure. There is no other book
like it-even remotely like it. The reason is simple. The
author has a story to tell, a true story, one that is so
breathtakingly unusual you will think it to be mere

Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 1996, c1986.
Edition: Grand Central Pub. edition
ISBN: 9780446671828
Characteristics: 188 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scariano, Margaret


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v21241000784442 Dec 19, 2013

I thought she came from a financially rich family with 2 au pares, and was educated in a private boarding school.

isaacsanna Sep 19, 2011

This book is really emotionally moving. Her bravery and insight is so awe inspiring.

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