Emergence: Labeled Autistic - The Door Summary & Analysis

Temple Grandin
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At sixteen, Temple is desperate for relief from these nerve attacks. Research at Yale explores some of the reasons for them, but at the time, Temple only suffers. She finds a temporary relief from an amusement park ride called The Rotor, which by centrifugal force pushes one hard against a rotating big cylinder. When she is on The Rotor, and for a time afterward, she has relief from her symptoms. Research has validated her experience that spinning hyperactive children in an office chair reduces their hyperactivity. At any rate, she becomes obsessed with The Rotor but still experiences bad nerve attacks. Temple remembers Alfred, her childhood imaginary character. She writes letters "from" him to her. In the letters, Alfred begs, demands, and even threatens to get a Rotor for their school. Alfred is also called "the Shadow." She is fixated on the machine...

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