Airs Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Unable to speak until age four and diagnosed autistic in the 1950s, Temple Grandin went on to defy expectations, becoming a renowned author, activist and expert in humane livestock design. Honing her ability to see and think differently, this self-described “anthropologist on Mars” has brought enlightenment to her field and a new understanding of autism to the world. David D’Arcy hosts this journey into a truly Independent Mind.
Airs Sunday, April 14 at 6 p.m In the 1990s autism rates around the US began to rise. Each year since then thousands of children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Now, these children are “aging out” of school-based special education programs. They are the first generation of adults with autism spectrum disorders to be diagnosed early enough to participate in these programs for most of their school years.