World-Famous Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and she has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. 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. Read More >
TEDTalk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
Different Kinds of Minds Have Different Talents
Keys to Employment for Adults with Autism
Personality Traits, Labels, and the Need for Different Minds
Living with Autism
There are three basic ways that people think differently when solving problems. They are photo realistic, visual thinking like me, pattern mathematical, which is the way most engineers think and word verbal thinking. When projects are being designed, people with different ways of thinking have complementary skills.
Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career. She speaks on how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the autism spectrum, and much more. She provides First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum.
Often those with Autism/Asperger's suffer socially and professionally because social cues and perceptions hinder their lives. This enlightening and thought-provoking topic educates both those on the spectrum and their caregivers.
The remarkable and inspiring true story of how she overcame the challenge of autism. She was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. An obviously intelligent child with a thirst for knowledge, but was unable to properly express herself or control her behavior.
Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research.
To understand animals, you have to get away from words. The animal world is a sensory based world. Their memories are detailed pictures, sounds, smell, and other sensory impressions. This talk will help you understand animals but it will also give you insights into solving problems.
How and Why People with Autism Think Differently.
Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work.
How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning.
Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors.
Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World.
Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine.
Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism.
"Temple Grandin was an absolutely phenomenal speaker! She was extremely well received by our members: over 500 of them! Dr. Grandin was very gracious and spent a lot of time with participants outside of the sessions she provided. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our members on an online post event survey. She was also very flexible and easy to work with from our coordinator point of view."
"I wanted to let you know that our conference went very well. Temple Grandin was a big hit! Thanks for all of the help."
"AWESOME lecture, we had over 1,700 people. Thank you!!"
"We were full and I know prior to the event, we had over 500 live stream it. Capacity was 2600. And I think we got close to 2,500. High school went great as well and she enjoyed the luncheon. Overall another Great Distinguished Lecturer Day."