A workshop for parents, teachers and professionals working with those with autism spectrum disorders. Come and hear about what is new in the world of autism treatments from someone who has lived the autistic experience. Temple will delve into sensory/sensitivity issues, challenges with language & learning, and the unique ways that people with autism process information. Limited Seating Available – Reserve Yours Now!
Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.
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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Dr. Grandin didn’t talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her book Emergence: Labelled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.
Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling. Dr. Grandin’s current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make us Human, Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labelled Autistic and produced several DVDs.
Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen; HBO has produced the fulllength film Temple Grandin. The movie recently won 7 Awards at the 62nd Emmy Awards on Sunday August 29, 2010.