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Celebrating brain diversity through one powerful story

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures is a sweet, intelligent book that celebrates diversity of thought and mind – including how thinking differently can lead to the most imaginative and clever ideas.

 

If you’ve ever felt different, if you’ve ever been low,

If you don’t quite fit in, there’s a name you should know…

TEMPLE GRANDIN’s that name!

 

And one you won’t quickly forget after reading this touching true-life story!

Temple was born long before anyone knew much about autism. However, at a young age she realised that the way she saw the world, including how her mind filled with photos and pictures instead of words and numbers, was different to the kids around her.

But instead of feeling embarrassed or angry, Temple used her unique brain and her love of animals to create a wonderful invention, the cattle hugging machine – a special device used by farmers across the globe that allows cows to feel safe and secure and keeps them calm, even when they’re feeling afraid.

Combining lyrical language, beautiful illustrations and an inspiring story, this book is perfect for any child who feels different, whether because of autism or any other brain disorder.

Most importantly, it’s a reminder for every reader that we’re all different – and that often includes the way our brains work.

Thankfully for the world (and for cute cows everywhere), people like Temple exist so the rest of us can be awed and inspired by their unique way of thinking and seeing the world – including their amazing ideas and inventions!

The Story of Our Toowoomba Pyjama Angel of The Year, Nola

Toowoomba Pyjama Angel Nola has been visiting her Pyjama Child since she was six years old. We are so proud to be recognising her exceptional efforts by awarding her as our Toowoomba Pyjama Angel of The Year.

Our Foundation Family – Meet Kirsten

Introducing our new Head of Partnerships, Kirsten! Kirsten has joined our team in head office and we are just a tad excited. Click to learn more about the wonderful Kirsten!

Our Foundation Family – Meet Julia

Introducing Julia, our Screening and Compliance Manager. Jules has just celebrated her 16-year anniversary with the foundation, meaning she joined us in March of 2005!

Making finance fun for kids: Resources, tips and ideas to get little ones engaged

We’ve put together some of the best tips and tricks when it comes to introducing money to kids of any age!

It All Started Because of an Ice Cream Truck: Meet June Thorn

Cornetto’s and Paddle Pop’s may be crowd favourites… but for June Thorn, a dedicated Pyjama Angel volunteer, they quite literally changed her life forever. Read about June’s inspiring story here.

10 Reasons to Take a Deep Breath Every Day

Practicing some deep breathing each day can decrease stress, relax your mind and body, can improve your sleep, and help ease anxieties, and much more. These are some of our favourite benefits of deep breathing.