Saturday, March 29, 2014

Idaho Student Wins Temple Grandin Award

Posted By on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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An Idaho man is one of only 13 in people in the world this year to win a Temple Grandin award—named for the autistic activist and animal science expert who was listed in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Grandin, who also created the "hug box" to clam those with autism, was portrayed in an award-winning 2010 HBO film starring Claire Danes

Kade Vilbig, a 23-year-old pre-med and nursing student at Idaho State University, is diagnosed with Asperger's and works with young kids on the same spectrum.

"I want to become a neuro-developmental disabilities pediatrician," Vilbig told KIDK-TV. "We shouldn't let anyone tell us what we can and can't do. You should reach for the sky and do whatever you were meant to do."


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