Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quote of the Week

This week's quote is inspired by the fact that April is National Autism Awareness Month. Our state Autism Society is hosting three Walk for Autism events today in Farmington, Bangor, and Biddeford. Come out and join in the fun if you get a chance!

One of the most fascinating people I've ever read about, listened to, or learned about is Temple Grandin. She is famous for having developed more humane ways to slaughter animals and has written several books. She also is an adult with Autism. Her ideas about animals and her revelations about what it's like to live with Autism have revolutionized both areas of study. Here is a quotation from Grandin:

Here are some links where you can find out more about Autism and programs that are available for families in the state of Maine. You can also find out more information about how volunteer in Maine and/or become a donor at this site. For national statistics and facts, see the Autism Society of America.

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