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Temple Grandin Says People With Autism Are Struggling To Access Resources During The Pandemic

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Temple Grandin speaking at a TED conference in 2010.

Temple Grandin says when it comes autism resource accessibility, "It's especially bad for really young children."

Temple Grandin knows firsthand the necessity of accessing treatment options for those like herself who have been diagnosed with autism. Social distancing measures and remote learning have created challenges in ensuring people get the care they need. "There's no way you can do good speech therapy and early intervention on a computer." Grandin said.

Dr. Temple Grandin is the featured speaker at "Beat the Blues" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. This is a virtual event to benefit the Sherwood Autism Center.

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