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But in spite some positive experiences, Grandin was still exposed to cruelty and ridicule during many of her school years, and even well into her adult professional life. As an adult, Grandin became an outspoken advocate not only of animals, but of others with autism. She is an inspiring writer, speaker, and teacher. She encourages all those who suffer from the disorder to find the unique strengths resulting from their autism and cultivate them, using them as a way of creating a fulfilling life beyond the diagnosis. There are few disorders as complicated, as diverse, or as ubiquitous as autism.
For example, she describes how Grandin was sensitive to any loud sound as a child, and how difficult the clanging of the school bell was for her when it signaled the change of classes. Or how some clothes or sweaters would feel unbearably uncomfortable to a child such as Grandin, who was so sensitive to texture and touch.
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I found this insight into the condition very useful. I am not directly affected by autism in my own family, but I can easily list ten friends and colleagues who are. Which leads me to the second theme…. The book does not dwell on how Grandin was bullied as a child, but it does recount some incidents that illustrate how difficult it must have been for her. They are told in her voice, with the straightforwardness and candor for which she is famous.