This Sunday we join many families around the nation to celebrate the cherished role mothers play in our society. The impact mothers and other nurturing caregivers have on the growth and development of an individual is immeasurable. Mother’s Day is set aside as the one time of year when we pause to acknowledge how special moms are to us.
Today, we pay tribute to every mom and caregiver who advocates tirelessly for those affected by autism. Trellis recognizes your dedication and says thanks to the moms who fight every day for the care, services and supports for their children on the spectrum. We are in awe of your resilience and courage and stand with you in providing nothing less than the absolute best for your children. We celebrate you, Mom, as you break down barriers every single day and demonstrate that individuals on the spectrum are capable of excellence. We know that it takes additional resources to positively impact the quality of life of every individual on the spectrum and we honor those individuals that are caregivers and participants in the daily challenges and successes of life.
When you plan your celebrations for the weekend, remember to show your appreciation to every mom you encounter and know that we appreciate you! Happy Mother’s Day!
Arguably the most famous person in the autism community, Dr. Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years.
In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject including My Life in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film.
Podcast from All Autism Talk, sponsored in part by Trellis Services
Born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals.
Grandin has been recognized by the academic community and the general public for her work. In 2009, she was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is the recipient of several honorary degrees, and has been featured on a range of television and radio programs.
In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award winning film on Grandin’s life which continues to strike a chord with audiences. Temple’s willingness to honestly share her challenges as well as share her passionate perspective with depth and resonance has made her a very popular (and busy) speaker and presenter.