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Journalist Rupert Isaacson's son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism at age two.  As a former horse trainer, he discovered that Rowan's condition improved when in contact with horses.

He and his wife went on a quest around the world to find healing for their son.  His books "The Horse Boy" and "The Long Ride Home" document their journey.

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed when she was three and a half years old.  At the time, it was recommended that she be institutionalized.  Her mother had a different plan of action: early intervention.  Grandin went on to earn a doctorate in animal science and was even named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

Dr. Grandin is the author of multiple books, including "The Autistic Brain" and "The Way I See It".  For more information on Dr. Temple Grandin and all of her books, log on toTempleGrandin.com.

 

For more information on Rupert Isaacson and the Horse Boy Foundation, log on toHorseBoyFoundation.org.

(© 2016 KHOU)

 

Deborah Duncan talks with autism activists Dr. Temple Grandin and Rupert Isaacson.

Source: http://www.khou.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-houston/autism-awareness-dr-temple-grandin-rupert-isaacson-04202016/145063194

As a parent, all you hope for when your child is born is a healthy baby.  With today's technology we can detect and correct some problems while the baby is still in the womb. Other health issues reveal themselves slowly and can be confusing to diagnose.  April is Autism Awareness month.

Dr. Temple Grandin was diagnosed when she was three and a half years old.  At the time, it was recommended that she be institutionalized.  Her mother had a different plan of action: early intervention.  Grandin went on to earn a doctorate in animal science and was even named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

Dr. Grandin is the author of multiple books, including "The Autistic Brain" and "The Way I See It".  For more information on Dr. Temple Grandin and all of her books, log on to TempleGrandin.com.

Journalist Rupert Isaacson's son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism at age two.  As a former horse trainer, he discovered that Rowan's condition improved when in contact with horses. He and his wife went on a quest around the world to find healing for their son.  His books "The Horse Boy" and "The Long Ride Home" document their journey.

For more information on Rupert Isaacson and the Horse Boy Foundation, log on to HorseBoyFoundation.org.

(© 2016 KHOU)