by Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Debra Moore

In Episode 5 of “Yesterday’s Coffee,” my official videocast/podcast, I was honored to do an exclusive interview about this amazing book!!

Abby, my 13 year old who has Asperger’s, even had a chance to participate in the interview, as well.

“The Loving Push”

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D and Debra Moore, Ph.D.

A MUST-READ for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A MUST-READ for parents of ANY teenager!



Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Professor, Author, Named by TIME Magazine as one of the world's 100 Most Influential People, Autistic

From the cover of “The Loving Push: Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism.  At age two, she had speech delays as well as other signs of severe autism.  Many hours of speech therapy and intensive training enabled Temple ultimately to speak.  As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing.  Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.  She is a popular international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado State university, and the author of many books.

Debra Moore, Ph.D.

Debra Moore, Ph.D.

Author, Retired Psychologist

From the cover of “The Loving Push”:  Debra  is a psychologist who has worked extensively with children, teens, and adults with HFA (high functioning autism) and Asperger’s.  She created and is the facilitator of three LinkedIn groups:  LinkedtoAsperger’s, Helping Hands Mentors, and Linked to Aspie Teens.  In addition to providing direct clinical services, she wrote clinical newspaper and magazine columns for over 20 years.  Most recently she contributed to The Nine Degrees of Autism, which outlines a positive developmental model of the process and stages adults experience when they realize they are on the spectrum.  Past president of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association, she recently retired from 35 years in private practice that also served as a supervising agency for psychologists in training.