“An Open Conversation with Temple Grandin – Autism Expert, Author, and Scientist” [Video Replay & Podcast #465]
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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., a prominent author, scientist, and esteemed professor at Colorado State University, will talk about her journey growing up with autism in an era when children were routinely institutionalized following a diagnosis — and what helped her to follow her passions to world renown. It wasn’t until 2014 that the American Psychiatric Association revised the diagnostic criteria for autism and broadened the spectrum, which now ranges from boundary-pushing scientists and artists to individuals who need profound help with daily tasks. Grandin’s story is one of perseverance and success and has been an inspiration to many.
In this special webinar, you will learn about:
- How autism affected Temple at a young age (hypersensitivity to noise and other sensory stimuli) through high school, college, and beyond — and the importance of early intervention
- How understanding of and perceptions about autism have changed through the years, and how she helped to break the stigma
- What led her to become an animal behaviorist and creator of the “hug box,” a device to improve the stress of livestock during slaughter
- What to look for when a diagnosis is suspected
- How she came to understand her unique perspective on the world as an “object visualizer,” as she describes in her newest book, Visual Thinking
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More on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodiversity
- Download: Autism Evaluation Checklist
- Read: 10 Cherished Films with Neurodivergent Characters
- Read: Learning Strategies for Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Learners
- Read: Visual Thinking by Temple Grandin
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
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Meet the Expert Speaker
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, has been an outspoken advocate for people with autism and neurodiversity. In 2010, Grandin was named in the “Heroes” category of Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She also was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning biographical film that year, named Temple Grandin.
Grandin became an expert in the field of livestock behavior and facilities design. Her innovations transformed practices for the humane handling of livestock in slaughterhouses. She has received honorary degrees from many universities.
“A real privilege to gain insight from Dr. Grandin. Many thanks to her for helping us understand how to better support our loved ones.”
“Thank you so much for this! My 18-year-old son was just diagnosed with ASD and we watched this webinar together so that he could learn more about it. Ms. Grandin was super informative and full of practical strategies and advice that made a lot of sense to us. She was intelligent and also funny. What a great introduction to the autism community!”
“Talking with someone who can shine a light on other aspects of neurodiverse thinking styles is so very helpful! Thank you for today’s topic and speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin. She is one of my heroes!”
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