HomeНовости и политикаRelated VideosMore From: CNN

What it feels like to be autistic

3415 ratings | 316815 views
Temple Grandin discusses her experience with autism, from not speaking to becoming a renowned author and professor.
Html code for embedding videos on your blog
Text Comments (533)
Hahn k F (1 day ago)
I don’t see the problem, she’s a lot less autistic than CNN
WyColo Experience (2 days ago)
Good for you Dr. Grandin, you are a real inspiration to everyone who had a tough childhood, especially during high school. Much love from the great livestock state of Wyoming!
Is that a female or a male? I'm confused because I also have autism.
0:57 Is it smiling or crying because its autism
Jonah Epling (5 days ago)
wow 25% of the world is autistic and allergic to gluten now. Who knew?
yumikumi2 (5 days ago)
my apologies, I didn't know Temple is a female. I was thrown off by the clothes so I thought she was a 70 year old man.
Lisa Nicholls (5 days ago)
Is Autism caused by overactive interferon levels in the brain?
Jessica Berry (9 days ago)
How do you force yourself to go outside and do stuff what can you do I only like video games and guitars and cars and psychology?
Suzanne Mistretta (9 days ago)
i wish you had captions!!!
Alessandro Benetti (12 days ago)
Like Asperger (Self Diagnostic) can tell that to have a different mind is really a gift ! The problem is to understand like your mind works. You had learned when you were a child from other people that are different from you (Normal Type) and are 99% of people ( autistic are 1% of population). You need to learn from specific schools for Autistic from people that are autistic themself. When you are adult you have to learn social skills from mind that have specific areas in the brain that you haven't so you can't to use your different mind for social skills. If you learn in child age from other autistic people that have social skills should be all more easy. Now I want to learn all is possible about Asperger and after learn social skills from other but in Asperger way ( we use so much pictures and images for everything ). I have discovered that my difficulty to learn listening and speaking English (I'm italian) is because my Asperger mind. So we need to create specific schools and classes for Autistic people to learn social skills and other stuff.
Roundhouse Warrior (14 days ago)
Temple grandon thank you You changed my life
Lost in Space (17 days ago)
It feels bloody awful! That's how it feels!
ohohvalerie (18 days ago)
God sent
Mr Dubs (21 days ago)
Oh trust me man I know how you feel
EpzCleated (22 days ago)
Im not retarded. I do have insomnia and tourettes tho
I love Temple Grandin :)
Pennn (22 days ago)
Im a wierdo I can speak English fluently but I cant speak my native language unlike English I've been taught my native language for over 9 years now and still I sometimes have tough time pronouncing words in my native language can someone tell me what's goin on?
Purple Guy (23 days ago)
Let's say that Temple is wise and strong woman. She is our God or whatever people want to call her.
Karla Martinez (25 days ago)
I can see the burnout on her countenace, I know how much of a burden can aspergers be just doing minimal stuff is hell on earth and look at this amazing human, succesfull while holding this disorder, she deserves all the fucking respect in the world, she's brave AF
maya (26 days ago)
thinking in picture is the best ~
maya (26 days ago)
cool lady ^^
Margaret Drew (26 days ago)
Thank goodness this condition is understood a bit better today. It must have been so destroying for you when you were at school
JEFFREY COX (28 days ago)
good video give it a 14
JEFFREY COX (28 days ago)
i have autism too and many other mental illnesses thank you temple god bless
jizz jizz (28 days ago)
I didn't speak till I was 5
GlamorousGirls (10 days ago)
jizz jizz: I didn't talk until I was 3.
Macy Animations (20 days ago)
BroBlaster 420 (1 month ago)
Autism made my childhood a nightmare.
E J (1 month ago)
The main problem with autism is it comes with a lot of other shit. I have autism, bipolar, and anxiety. Not a fun time as it can make me super paranoid at times.
gamelvr1 (1 month ago)
Doesn't always come with other shit. I do feel for you though
tackyman2011 (1 month ago)
Yeah, yeah, she's so beautiful, brave, blah, blah... I'm just glad she seems to be happy now, because that is everything.
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
tackyman2011 it is and that's all that matters
Mark Sanders (1 month ago)
She has the exact same eyes + brows as me... very rare.
Bob The Minion (1 month ago)
We Aspies change the world we also invent stuff come up with scientific discoveries, Famous Autistic People in History, Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Author Benjamin Banneker – African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer Susan Boyle – Singer Tim Burton – Movie Director Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland” Henry Cavendish – Scientist Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist Emily Dickinson – Poet Paul Dirac – Physicist Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation Temple Grandin – Animal Scientist Daryl Hannah – Actress & Environmental Activist Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses” Alfred Kinsey – Sexologist & Biologist Stanley Kubrick – Film Director Barbara McClintock – Scientist and Cytogeneticist Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon Nikola Tesla – Inventor Andy Warhol – Artist Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosopher William Butler Yeats – Poet
Bill E (1 month ago)
Jimmy Stewart reincarnate
David Jones (1 month ago)
“On one end of the spectrum you have half the people in Silicon Valley.” Lmao
Star Gazer (1 month ago)
A brilliant and kind mind and heart.
AspergerGuy (1 month ago)
I met her at WSU. Great person.
Joh McFatter (1 month ago)
She is such a beautiful person.
ShaDHP23 (1 month ago)
I'm happy she had people behind her.
Fake Finder (1 month ago)
Enäble Passîve (1 month ago)
i’m not autistic because i’m honest
Pattington Bear (16 days ago)
Troll Teller spelling is not what causes a mental issue dumbass. Not even having a disability does either. It's Betta like you that have mental issues because you say your normal because your not autistic. You are lel.LOL😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Troll Teller (16 days ago)
Pattington Bear You also have a mental issue due to your spelling.
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Enäble Passîve your not autistic because you are not honest and you are not honest because you have mentel issue and that is always worse then anyone in any nerological situation
gamelvr1 (1 month ago)
Anej Roger (1 month ago)
Im not trying to be offensive, but I thought she was a man.
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Anej Roger if you thought she was a man. Why did you say you thought she was a man?
97 Explorer (1 month ago)
I love this women and the movie in 2010 was great loved it.
C 0 (1 month ago)
is this a man or a woman?
C 0 (21 days ago)
thanks for answering my question i had no idea
Pattington Bear (23 days ago)
C 0 you know what the answer is. Stop acting like you do not know. You know that she is a woman
C 0 (23 days ago)
and by the way the question still stands
C 0 (23 days ago)
relax stop getting so fucking offended over a comment
Pattington Bear (23 days ago)
C 0 you know quit acting stupid
beepybeetle (1 month ago)
"Half of the people in Silicon Valley" dead
SETH GEIS (1 month ago)
I have Aspergers and it is mostly a blessing but also a curse. It makes you think outside the box and see errors and other issues that other's don't see in production or will help you invent better ideas, but it also makes you loathe social interaction and makes you feel isolated. I learned to cope with it through simple observation at a young age.
2126Eliza (1 month ago)
Teasing really comes down to low IQ children being jealous of higher IQ children. It's fair and just that these lower IQ people grow up with miserable lives filled with envy
M Bibi (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video. I wish I had seen this before they took my son
Brady Sydney (1 month ago)
I’m Autistic only mild hey Normal people hate us when I hear about it what autism is I think what they say is more so sounding like people who hate us. Like no. Sympathy or how to relate we know more about them than they do us. I sound crazy
Saint matthias (1 month ago)
Except the name autism isn't real and doesn't apply to the symptoms..
Joe (1 month ago)
im not proud to be autistic. it give not advantages. it just makes your life worst. but heres the relief your begging for... autism is very funny.
Marcia Hinds (1 month ago)
I want all kids to have what my son now has. The "experts" said my son would need to be institutionalized. They were wrong. Ryan is now an aerospace engineer because we treated his autism medically, behaviorally and educationally. And what I wanted most for my son actually happened. He is happy, has friends and is leading a typical life. There is a preview of my book I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE that is Ryan's story on Amazon ( http://a.co/avS0m5U) or my Website (www.autism-and-treatment.com)
Stuffz (1 month ago)
CNN you should know
Whiterun Guard (1 month ago)
I’m autistic and I’m like this big time, but I didn’t get early intervention so I’m older and I’m struggling so badly, but people don’t get it because I’m an adult.
jbond5150 (1 month ago)
Its Pat!!!
Jeanette York (1 month ago)
I want to thank all persons with autism who have spoken out about their condition, especially I thank Dr Grandin. She has made it possible for me to understand my daughter better. My daughter has profound autism and it affects every area of her life. Thank you so much Dr Grandin. The things you do really DO make a difference!!! 💝
ArcadeMAD (1 month ago)
just been diagnosed with asd, always wondered why i were so great, lol just messing
Kimberley Sanchez (2 months ago)
I just love her.
J. K. (2 months ago)
Thank you, Dr. Grandin. You are amazing, inspirational, and you really are the voice for so many of us who went through our lives without knowing why we are different and could not put it into words.
Victoria Mayo (2 months ago)
People are cruel. You are amazing. 👍🏻❤️☮️
Madara Uchiwa (2 months ago)
What a weird transgendered creature...
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Madara Uchiwa you mean your mom
Michael Feinstein (2 months ago)
dAnne Corrigan (2 months ago)
That was a good video of autism
EvieChu (2 months ago)
I love representation of autism in media because I'm autistic myself, but I feel like the stereotype that a spectrum is a sort of "thermometer" would be completely false- I feel like it's more of a color wheel, where everyone has different colors, and different difficulties. I dont consider any autism to be "worse" than another, it's just how people perceive that. they think nonverbal and rocking is a "curse" of some sort too. and it makes me sad that people put down autistics because they don't think the autistic person can do anything! but everyone has their own abilities and struggles and I feel like there needs to be more attention to THAT rather than the "thermometer spectrum" analogy.
Esme S. (2 months ago)
I feel like a trash parent bc my child may be autistic. We've taken the M-chat-r and hes at high risk he has all the red flags and eventhough he is getting therapy and im pushing to get him diagnosed (too difficult tool do and too many fights that have to bee fought) I dont know what im doing. I dont know if im helping him. Im at a loss when it comes to him and I feel like im failing him. I dont know what to do. I hope he can have a future like her.
Temple Grandin is my role model
John Maknak (2 months ago)
Not speaking until you are older doesn't necessarily mean that you are autistic.
.~.CraZYartaNImAL.~. (2 months ago)
Temple is one of my hero's honestly, I am so glad to see more content of Grandin!
Bec Wakefield (2 months ago)
How awesome is she??? 💕💕💕
Free Manatee (2 months ago)
I never understood autism
Phillip White (2 months ago)
What it's like to be autistic. Brought to you by CNN from personal experience.
Marie Blackmore (2 months ago)
My Autistic Daughter graduated from high school with honors went on to a degree in journalism. Thanks to your teachings but although she functions well she has anxiety alot and her social skills have improved immensely. I thankyou for that I totally admire you :)
Terry Smith (2 months ago)
God bless this woman.
Holley S (2 months ago)
Love you Temple 💜
April Morone (2 months ago)
I was diagnosed as a child and again as an adult to confirm the diagnosis of autism. And, I, too, didn't speak for years, at first (until age 5). And, now, you can't shut me up. Lol. I talk about mechanics, Science, coding, art, music, poetry, autism advocacy, and talk to teach safety away from domestic violence for those in situations of domestic violence I started doing after I got my certification as a volunteer domestic violence advocate. I, too, cannot do Algebra as well, but can do Trig. And if I can hear what us said in any languange, I can emulate how it is verbalised and even become mildly fluent in it. I have perfect pitch (both when hearing sounds and when singing, though the singing took most of my life to get to that level. That part of having it wasn't a gift from autism. But, the discerning perfect pitch in speech and singing of/by anyone is).
Dual Fluid (2 months ago)
Her shirt game is on point
Els Rulmyn (2 months ago)
It is not a gift and it is not "beautiful". It is a curse that no one deserves. Trust me.
kh22912 (2 months ago)
Temple is so adorable. Bless her heart
Brian E. Denton (2 months ago)
"I got kicked out of school for throwing a book at a girl who teased me." When she said this it made me both smile, chuckle and tear up at the same time. That's never happened before.
Madolite (2 months ago)
I'm artistic. Although that probably doesn't count. :/
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Madolite get a life
E Nel (2 months ago)
I like her, i heard her on NPR and it was enlightening.
deweys (3 months ago)
I'm not the type to say nice shit about everything I see on the internet.. But this woman is a fucking marvel and I wish I knew her.
Max The Great (3 months ago)
Einstein was bullied in school
Max The Great (24 days ago)
Pattington Bear I know, I never denied that. I completely agree.
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Max The Great Albert Einstein did have a disability while in the public school system he knew he was meant for greater things. He believed that public schools were a fraud and what he had to offer the world would offer truth in what is all around us.
Max The Great (2 months ago)
Kristy Lukic I never made any statements about Einstein's mental state. Now that we are, are you trying to argue that he was a normal person? I know almost everyone was bullied, but there's actual information about what he was like as a kid, and it shows why he was bullied.
Kristy Lukic (2 months ago)
Max The Great Lots of kids are bullied in school. Doesn’t mean they’re autistic.
creamcolouredponies x (3 months ago)
That's so fascinating what she said about how she's always thought in pictures, and that's how she categorised the world. Very enlightening video!
Linda Ashbrook (3 months ago)
Thank God for Temple!!! She has been the bridge to understanding autism! Praise to her mother for teaching her and making sure she was educated!
Martin Nguyen (3 months ago)
For me, High School was okay. I was an RSP class, substitution for English class, for four years. There were some teens who bullied and some who did not although I had to stand up for myself.
friedchicken (3 months ago)
she's a very interesting man
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
friedchicken shes a woman
dare2bdifferent1 (3 months ago)
I adore this woman.
pantyflash (3 months ago)
Like, you're totally awesome.  You go, girl!
Mythagoras (3 months ago)
Autists should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Mythagoras no one with autism has to be ashamed of themselves.
Mythagoras (24 days ago)
Pattington Bear I’m autistic. So yes.
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Mythagoras you should be ashamed of yourself
john clhugyugihjbvgbkj (3 months ago)
Claire Danes in prob her best performance!
koko kaa (3 months ago)
That's clearly a man...
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
koko kaa no it's a woman. But what are you?
Autism Academy (3 months ago)
I love temple’s new film :)
Leanne Voysey (3 months ago)
Temple can help ALL kids.
jerk chicken (3 months ago)
And again, they didn't even attempt to explain what it felt like
veronicamamiful (3 months ago)
God bless her!!!
lemon waffle (3 months ago)
"Cause he had no speech until age three" is that reason enough?
Geofanny Yohanes (3 months ago)
lemon waffle that's not reason enough for a diagnosis, but there is a chance.
Stephanie In the wild (3 months ago)
There are different levels of autism. Growing up my family had no understanding of autism. The school system saw most as having behavioral issues or learning disabilities. I'm high functioning autistic. Looking at me you can't see it so it made it very hard placing or diagnosing my issues in which I needed counseling and guidance. I felt different and isolated. But managed because survival does this. I never wanted a label And still do not. I do however have another disorder that faced me to accept it and be more open about it rather than be embarrassed of it. I see myself as a survivor. I came this far and have helped myself in controlling the hard parts of autism. I am high functioning but it still can be hard at times.
A. Irizarri (3 months ago)
I love temple!!!!!
Mud and Chocolate (3 months ago)
At her age in thinking she got a small pox and dtp vaccine and polio
Michele Travis (3 months ago)
My daughter has autism, we started therapy at about 6 months old. She did not start talking until about 3 years old. We started with sitting up, she hated that. Then we looked for any kind of therapy we could find. then had speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, horseback riding, even interaction therapy. We went to see Temple Grandin. Now my daughter is 22, in college studying computer graphics and has been accepted into an internship. I never thought that would happen. The amount of therapy you use is amazing
Michele Travis (3 months ago)
The different therapists had training, we did not. We were with her, when she was with the therapists. So, we helped with exercises they gave her. We both helped her with speech therapy, I even got a horse and helped her ride horses, for several years. That was one thing I knew how to do. I have given horseback riding lessons before. She loved horses. Her improvement was amazing. We never stopped complementing her, for any progress she made. When she did learn to talk, she never stopped. To be honest, she was the reason, we did not have a second child. We were so focused on her, we didn't have time for a second child. Like I said before, therapy is wonderful, and we engaged in the therapy with her.
The-Toy-Guy (3 months ago)
Why didn't you just teach the child like the therapist did? Why did it take someone else to do it I don't get it? Did you not read to the child or something? Which parent wasn't helping the kid with their speech surely it wasn't you? The father???
Laura Adriana (3 months ago)
So queria assistir o filme
Pattington Bear (24 days ago)
Laura Adriana what? Are you on the wrong channel?
Jude (3 months ago)
Great interview.
Alpha Om3gatr1x79 (3 months ago)
My son is 5 a and still no speech
Alpha Om3gatr1x79 (2 months ago)
Big D how does he communicate?
Big D (2 months ago)
My son is 69 and still no speech
Alpha Om3gatr1x79 (3 months ago)
Lynn Love Im sorry, how does he communicate? Do he use a tablet?
Lynn Love (3 months ago)
Alpha Om3gatr1x79 My son is 9 and no speech.

Would you like to comment?

Join YouTube for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member.