Past-pupil Raunak Paul
Did you know that Dr Temple Grandin, one of the greatest autism advocates of our time, is part of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in the USA? She has also been listed in Time’ magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. She has written several books on Autism, sharing her message about the disorder and “differently-abled brains”. Read more about her extraordinary life.
“Parents get so worried about the deficits that they don’t build up the strengths, but those skills could turn into a job.”
“The skills that people with autism bring to the table should be nurtured for their benefit and society’s.” – Temple Grandin
Connecting Us: Kelsey Fennel
This month we get to know more about Kelsey Fennel in the Intermediate phase.
Dad’s name and occupation
Dave – Helicopter Pilot
Mom’s name and occupation
Hayley – Sales Admin Manager for Summercon
Siblings’ names and ages
Brother Matthew (18) in matric at KES
How long has Kelsey been at Unity College?
What talents, hobbies or interests does she have?
Nagging … only kidding … loves colouring-in, singing, swimming and riding her bike
What fun activities do you like to do as a family?
What therapies or interventions have benefitted Kelsey the most?
Definitely speech therapy
What are your dreams for your child?
To one day be independent enough to ‘’leave the nest’’ and contribute to society in her own little way