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E36: Temple Grandin on Raising Autistic Children: Identifying and Bolstering Strengths

In this conversation, Temple Grandin shares insight on how parents, teachers, and doctors can help autistic youth flourish by focusing on activities that work around their strengths. Temple emphasizes the importance of gaining work experience and skills that challenge an autistic child just enough so that they gain important life skills which apply to other areas. The importance of trades and practical courses in school is discussed, as exposure to a variety of activities can inspire a future career. Finding meaning in work is discussed as well, along with the different types of minds that are seen in autism.


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