Temple Grandin: Understanding autism - CBS News In the world of autism and autism research, there is no one of greater stature than Temple Grandin. As Lesley Stahl says in this week's Overtime Correspondent Candid, "She's one of those rare people with autism who can explain autism. She's a sort of interpreter of autism for the rest of us." Grandin tells Lesley that the kind of intervention she was given as a child is what she recommends for other children with autism. Even though some doctors told her mother that the situation was hopeless, her parents never up. They gave her aggressive early intervention, and integrated her into family life, which meant good table manners. "I was expected to sit at the table, learn how to eat properly," Grandin told Lesley.