Temple Grandin Wants Kids on the Spectrum to Read Make #makereducation
We love that Temple Grandin suggests reading make for kids on the Autism spectrum. From Make.
“How about this, Make: magazine,this is the kind of thing that a lot of the kids on the spectrum need to be doing, the cool stuff in here!”
While our ego gets a healthy boost from what she said about our magazine, the rest of the interview is delightful as well. Grandin opens up about how making things really had a big impact on her youth. Did you know that she and her friend were the first girls allowed to take woodshop in their elementary school?
“When I was in elementary school, one of my best friends was a girl named Eleanor, and she was the first girl in elementary school to get to take wood shop instead of cooking. I was the second girl in our school to get to take wood shop. We liked to make stuff, it was all about making stuff”
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