Classroom teacher Ms. Stephanie Marrone was privileged to personally connect with Dr.Temple Grandin, considered by many as the most accomplished and well known adult with autism. Ms. Marrone was among several BBLC staff members attending the Exceptional Children's Conference where Dr. Grandin was the keynote speaker. Dr. Grandin discussed expert strategies to help educators better instruct children with autism using science based theories.Dr. Grandin shared her personal journey as a woman with autism and strategies she created to assist her in daily living. Dr. Grandin argues that parents and educators of children with autism must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions.