Temple Grandin is a triumphant film about the incredible true story of a girl with autism whose unacknowledged smarts led her to become a professor and published writer. In the film, we see Temple’s behavior as a child, how her mother was blamed and told that Temple should be institutionalized. The viewer is shown the way that Temple views the world, in the form of sounds, pictures and angles. It shows her overcoming both internal aspects of her disease and external factors like bullying through high school, college, and post grad work. Temple has Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction and development.
Furthermore, public acknowledgment of people with a disability is either ignored or spotlighted so significantly that the person feels like they stand out in the crowd unnecessarily. DiCaprio’s character, Arnie who has autism portrays stereotypical behavioural traits of a person with the disability. Throughout the film, it can be analysed that Arnie constantly fidgets with his hands, cannot sit still and has difficulty following basic instructions which can all be examined as stereotypical characteristics of a person with autism. Obviously Hallstrom had a bias and stereotypically view on the behaviour of those with autism as Arnie behaved like a child, no clear independence as his brother, Gilbert had to wash him and put him to bed every night. Socially, Arnie was in need of constant supervision as he had a tendency to perform acts that were previously recognised as inappropriate.
When my cousin was born with a genetic disorder, her family looked forward to a hopeful future. If she had been born nearly 50 years before, she would’ve been segregated from the public because she was different. My hero, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, spent her whole life to create that inclusive world. Eunice had an older sister who had an intellectual disability, but the Kennedy's didn't seclude her from their daily adventures. She fought for everything her sister didn't have, even when it seemed like her current world would never see past society's labels.
This is ironic as many say that there is no right or wrong in this world but by categorizing them into right and wrong shows inconsistency action. This shows us that how the world wants the disables to fit the standard to become part of the society. Because as no one would accept him with his disability, Autism, the true himself. This shows the reason why the writer used these to connect with the theme of suffering due to
Born on a Blue Day, a memoir, by Daniel Tammet, provides an enlightening view into the mind of a 27-year-old British savant with Asperger’s syndrome impairing Tammet's ability to cogitate conceptually, deviate from routine, commiserate, and interact with others yet, he is able to perform prodigious feats of anamnesis and mental arithmetics. Tammet discerns that he is quaint in the eyes of other even stating “Often autism is portrayed in the media as a very negative condition. . .” albeit he mounts himself aloft stereotypes and discloses that ediosyncrinces are what make us human while apprising his experience of discovering his eccentricity, encased in disabilities. To illustrate this, Tammet articulated “. . .the
Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger and his idea of Social Role Valorization (SRV) has helped make a tremendous amount of positive change in the world of disabilities. Although it is a continuing fight in terms of how society views people with disabilities, Wolfensberger 's theory of SRV is helping to change the landscape of how society views people who are considered to be "not normal. " To many, it is unknown how to help people who are often left behind and deemed "devalued." The main goal of people like Wolfensberger is to bring to light the role society plays in devaluing people and ways to combat it.
Throughout the empathy and short story unit I learned about how you can see the world differently through different perspectives. I learned that you can see the world differently through watching and reading movies and stories. You can learn to see the world differently by watching the movie “Temple Grandin”, reading “Thank you, M’am”, “War of the Wall”, and a few other short stories. In the movie “Temple Grandin” I learned that when you have autism that it can be difficult to learn how everyone else is leading in the classroom. During the movie when the French teacher asked Temple to read aloud what the book said, temple looked at the page and closed her eyes.
Raw, human experiences like serving the homeless at 4am on school days tested my humility. Upon induction to the Texas Darlins, I learned the importance of being surrounded with a team focused on the empowerment of one another and leadership within the community. Our philanthropy, the Ride On Center for Kids, introduced me to Hippotherapy and the endless possibilities for physical rehabilitation. On weekends, I assisted children/adults from diverse backgrounds through Equine-assisted therapy. I was also afforded the opportunity to share my passion for the outdoors with ASD children from all over Texas through numerous over-night camps as a student supervisor for The Texas Autism Project.
One time I went to an event where autistic children could play baseball, and it was called Miracle League. The look on their faces was priceless; they were just having a great time. This experience highlights that is it possible for children with autism to get exercise and have a great time! The experience made me think about what I can do to help autistic children have an enjoyable and healthy life. To have a healthy and fun life for children with autism, we need to know the effects of exercise, find good sports, and teach the game correctly, so that they understand how exercise can be enjoyable too.
I believe there are many people in today’s society that go above and beyond to fight for the rights of individuals with disabilities. For example today in many and most schools they have extra aids and support groups for children with learning disabilities. These aids and support groups allow the child to remain in a regular classroom by giving them the extra help and guidance they need
With my knowledge I have acquired about Autism, I have been able to speak about it to others and inform them about this challenging unknown disorder, which I hope to fix in the future. Starting young and learning about this not only inspires me to work my hardest to get rid of Autism, but also encourages me to be a better sister to my brother who has so greatly improved with all the help my family and supporters have given
We also encourage the idea of self-interest on caring about issues occurring outside of our community because we are all globally connected. That is why I have spent my years in high school dedicating my efforts and voice to the little girl because as a community we must acknowledge these issues of poverty and challenges that are barriers to children’s