Happy Birthday Temple Grandin


How long, oh Lord?

©Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC

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Earlier today I “Shared” Future Horizon‘s video of a Nashville celebration for well-known animal rights and autism awareness activist Temple Grandin (born in Boston on August 29, 1947 and diagnosed with autism at age two).  On FaceBook.

I prefaced it with the comment below, that I want to share with YOU.

God Bless the woman who, practically single-handedly, gave credibility to what science likes to dismiss as “merely” anecdotal.

Autism understanding and awareness took off, thanks in no small part to her sharing.

MEANWHILE, I went on to say, ADD is still the butt of jokes and target of misunderstanding and censure — despite a lifetime of my own work along with the sharing of THOUSANDS on ADD-focused support communities around the web, my ADD clients, seminars, trainings, classes, blogs and books by knowledgeable colleagues, thousands of published articles by expert doctors, and a whole lot more!.

‘Nuff said today Check out one or two of the links below to read SOME of the many things I have been saying for over twenty-five years now.

 

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

6 Responses to Happy Birthday Temple Grandin

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  2. reocochran says:

    I really admire Temple Grandin mother for believing she could learn and she did not institutionalize her. I loved the way she could see patterns in herding and helped to determine more humane treatment of cattle slaughter. I was once a special ed teacher for preschoolers in Ohio, where from 1999 to 2008 we recorded data to measure lessons taught for age 3 to 5 years old. Hope to connect more in the future with you. Have a great day. ~ Robin

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    • Thanks so much for your comment, Robin – especially for leaving it on an older article. I have designed the site to be Evergreen, so it’s gratifying to know that some of the older articles are still being read.

      I feel the same way about Temple’s mother. God BLESS that woman! I’m sure I don’t have to tell *you*, given your special ed. background, how many parents simply don’t have it in them to do what she did for Temple, more’s the pity. Most of us do the best we can, but I can’t help but wonder how many other Temples there might be who never got what they needed to fly.

      I’ll be over shortly to learn about what you are up to these days, and to explore your site. Are you still in Ohio? I’m currently living in (and blogging from) Cincinnati. If you’re nearby, maybe we could meet for a coffee or something.

      LOVE the name of your blog, btw.
      xx,
      mgh

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      • reocochran says:

        I live in Delaware, Ohio but maybe in the Spring we could meet for coffee. Thank you for your checking back on past articles. I used to write more and have been more lighter, more visual suggested by my youngest daughtee. Madelyn, Saturday’s are my best days to make plans. Maybe April. . . Your schedule is probably quite busy. We will stay in touch, I am sure.

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        • Sounds good to me – tho’ I’m not exactly sure where Delaware, Ohio is located, I guess that’s what Google Maps is for!
          xx,
          mgh

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