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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Temple Grandin

I did not realize it had been a week since I had posted. I started my college classes and I think they will be fun. It will be a lot of work, but I think I will like it.
My week was fast. My co-worker and I left for St. Louis Wednesday after school and we got to our hotel around 7PM or so. We had our first conference on Saturday. We heard Paula Kluth, PhD. She spoke on autism and the inclusive classroom. She was great and I learned a lot.
Then Friday we heard Temple Grandin. She was amazing.If you have not seen the movie Temple Grandin on HBO, it is very good. It is up for some Emmy's and I am actually going to watch tomorrow night and hope they win some. Claire Danes played her in the movie. She spoke aboutmany different issues regarding autism including medication, careers, and she took questions.
Then after the conference we went to the St. Louis arch and looked around and took some pictures. There is a museum in the bottom of the arch that has a lot of Lewis and Clark stuff in it, so we went through that. It was fun. Then we headed back home this morning (Saturday)> It was a lot of fun.
When I got home I checked my e-mail for college and I have some homework, so I worked on that a little today and I will try to get it finished tomorrow. It is due Tuesday. I have some presentations and I think my teacher wants me to talk about seeing Temple Grandin to the class.
I am going to go for now. I am really tired. Have a nice week next week. I will not be as busy, so I will try to post again during the week.

8 comments:

Denise said...

Hi Lori the week did go pretty fast, our first week back at school was over in the blink of an eye... all went well for Kristen!
Hope you have a great week ahead, enjoy your Sunday.
xxxx

Kim said...

Hi Lori! How very special that you got to see Temple Grandin in person. She is such an amazing woman. An inspiration to us all. :) I hope you enjoy the movie, I loved it. Claire Danes was outstanding. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Hugs

Toni said...

Hi Lori;

Dropped in to see what's new and how you and yours are. Have a blessed week ahead my friend. Hugs

Dawn said...

Hi, Lori~ Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the conference. I have heard of Temple Grandin but have never seen the movie. How did you like it? How lucky you were to get to see her speak. My godson is autistic but is making great strides with early intervention services.

Hugs!! :o)

Kat said...

Lori what a great trip at the conference. I love your school bus siggie that is so you. Thanks for telling me about Temple! she looks so sweet.
I am having a contest on my blog hopefully this weekend you will have time to come by and participate! Have a happy Labor day weekend! big hugs

AliceMum said...

Glad I stopped by and you had posted since I had been here..we were gone the 22nd through the 27th and here it is Sept. 3rd and I am still getting back in to "home" mode!! Your trip to St. Louis looked great! Glad you enjoyed it!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Blessings to you!!

Kat said...

HI lori, I love your new fall background. Are you still going to participate in the contest? I hope so, I want to put your name in the drawing! Well I think you have tomorrow off to so maybe you can post then. I hope you're enjoying your long last weekend for awhile. big hugs

That corgi :) said...

thanks for visiting our blog (a corgi in Southern California) and your kind comment. Corgis are the best, aren't they??? (and of course spoiled :)

I saw Temple Grandin probably around 2000 when we lived in Montana. Very interesting presentation (I have a 25 y/o daughter with Asperger's). Glad you had a chance to see her too and your trip looked like it was a fun one!

I hope you have a nice Labor Day and a good rest!!!

betty