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Autism: the great story of temple Grandin

Аuthor: Аldanova Aziza

Editor: Аibulovа Diana






       The film temple Grandin is based on the true life story of American scientist, writer and Professor of animal husbandry temple Grandin, and the first person in the world to share his experience of autism with the world. Autism used to be described as childhood schizophrenia. It is a developmental disorder of neurological origin that affects a person's thinking, attention, perception, social skills, and behavior.


       The film tells the story of the girl temple Grandin, who was born on August 29, 1947 in Boston. At the age of 4, she was diagnosed with autistic disorder; the doctor advised her mother to place the girl in a special clinic. But thanks to her mother's love, although she could not embrace her and give love in the usual way, she did not give up her daughter. Since the film is based on real events, you can view a number of symptoms of autism that are transmitted in the film in detail and realistically.


       Autism in girls is determined at an early age: she had no spoken language until the age of 4, was afraid of hugs and touches, looked directly into the eyes of people, did not pay attention to abstract things, learning languages, love, touch, emotions. Because it was natural for her to understand what she could feel, see, and visualize. In this case, the temple has a photographic memory: she can remember texts and pictures with just one glance and project them all together. The girl found super - ability to understand the natural Sciences, as well as the majority of children with autism. In most autistic patients, sensory perceptions are very sensitive, and their brains do not easily deal with “typical” signals. For example, vision suffers from too bright light, they may show irritation at high frequencies of sound and noise, have irritable bowel syndrome, are picky about food - all this stimulates the nerve endings, due to which they feel fear, irritation and sometimes break down to aggression. And skating, squeezing with something, whirling, or riding on a swing act like a hug for them, which makes them calm down and can be socially open to others.


      Studying at a boarding school opens up research opportunities in it. Despite her quick speech and aggressiveness, over time, she was able to overcome all this and realize herself as a person with high potential. She didn't understand what kind of “bullies” from classmates is not right to beat them, but this was her manifestation of anger, resentment and irritation. In addition, the girl was lost when people could not support her during a conversation. Temple felt pain and was always filled with aggression and anger. Despite all this, she was able to find her peace in science, in research, and was obsessed with instructing people to treat animals humanely. All her life she devoted to this case. She knew perfectly well that she didn't understand people, that she was different from other girls, but she wasn't afraid of that. She deftly used her observation, calculation, although there were failures, but due to the fact that children with autism are focused only on one thing, she did not deviate from her goal. Temple had no understanding of empathy or empathy, but she could understand animals, their pain, fear, and peace. Soon these opportunities were able to help her successfully graduate from high school and College with honors and achieve the humane method of slaughtering cattle in America.


        In films, many diseases are not always shown realistically, and sometimes the facts are distorted, but not in the film temple Grandin from Director Mick Jackson, where there was a beautiful narrative that even unusual people can self-actualize and reach heights.