Temple Grandin Inspires with her Story

Dr. Grandin advocates getting back to basics for our special needs children- “We’ve got to get the video game playing under control, kids need to tinker and explore more.”
Dr. Grandin advocates getting back to basics for our special needs children- “We’ve got to get the video game playing under control, kids need to tinker and explore more.”
“As a huge sports fan, there is nothing like that moment in time when you get to meet in person someone you consider one of your heroes whose motivation inspires you, and tonight we have that opportunity. To all of you here tonight who are in this world of special needs and special education, this is your opportunity to meet your Mickey Mantle, your Babe Ruth, your Joe Montana.”- BOE Trustee Ed Nitkewicz.
“As a huge sports fan, there is nothing like that moment in time when you get to meet in person someone you consider one of your heroes whose motivation inspires you, and tonight we have that opportunity. To all of you here tonight who are in this world of special needs and special education, this is your opportunity to meet your Mickey Mantle, your Babe Ruth, your Joe Montana.”- BOE Trustee Ed Nitkewicz.
“So look at me now, 20 years after being diagnosed with Autism, I'm still talkative, full of spirit and always singing my heart out! They always tell me I sound a lot like Sinatra when it comes to singing.” - Michael McCartney Wind
“So look at me now, 20 years after being diagnosed with Autism, I'm still talkative, full of spirit and always singing my heart out! They always tell me I sound a lot like Sinatra when it comes to singing.” - Michael McCartney Wind
Temple Grandin is the most famous person with autism in the world. Whether you know her from the HBO movie, ‘Temple Grandin’, her decades of work in the meat and cattle industry, or her unmatched contribution to the autism world, surely you know a thing or two about Temple.
Temple Grandin is the most famous person with autism in the world. Whether you know her from the HBO movie, ‘Temple Grandin’, her decades of work in the meat and cattle industry, or her unmatched contribution to the autism world, surely you know a thing or two about Temple.

Thank you to all of the South Huntington community members and neighboring school district residents who joined us at last week’s incredibly successful Special Education Information Fair. This exciting evening had a very special tone, feel, and quality that filled the halls, workshops, cafeteria, and Performing Arts Center with compassion, concern, and togetherness.

The Special Education Information Fair brought agencies, not-for-profits, and specialists from around the region to Walt Whitman High School for the expressed purpose of sharing information relative to educating, motivating, and inspiring our students with special needs and their families.

We were privileged as well to hear from nationally renowned speaker Dr. Temple Grandin, who shared words of both hope and wisdom with the standing room audience. We thank all those who took the time to join us and offer special gratitude to Sue Schiavone for her efforts, as well as our talented volunteers from across the South Huntington Family.

Below is the link to the video of Dr. Grandin's keynote presentation ... with our friend Michael McCartney Wind singing his heart out. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfMuL9dnxL4