Emergence: Labeled Autistic Setting & Symbolism

Temple Grandin
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The Squeeze Machine

This is Temple Grandin's invention, based on a cattle chute. It gives firm, gentle pressure and stimulates the vestibular system and calms the person. It is useful for some autistics but it has been particularly useful in Temple's transition from autism to a normal life.

The Trap Door

This is a literal door onto a roof at Temple's secondary school, but it is also a symbolic door that she passes through to her future and a better life.

The Arizona Ranch

Temple's Aunt Ann owns a ranch in Arizona. When Temple is a senior in high school, being there releases her into the adult world and introduces her to the concept that eventually becomes her Squeeze Machine.

The Wrecked Car

This is one of Temple's earliest memories, and perhaps one the most telling details of her life. She flings a hat out her mother's car...

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