United Services for Children is thrilled to present “Temple Grandin Unplugged,” a free Zoom webinar and Q&A with Dr. Temple Grandin, internationally renowned author, expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder and advocate for people on the autism spectrum. The online event begins 6 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
There is no cost, but you must register to participate in the Zoom webinar. Spaces are limited.
A meeting ID and password will be sent via email to everyone registered a few minutes before the 6 p.m. start time on Oct. 1.
Temple will discuss early intervention, and how it can make a critical difference in children’s lives. During a moderated discussion, viewers can ask Temple questions about ASD-related concerns such as diagnosis, education, child development, parenting, therapy, and socialization.
Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is renowned for her advocacy for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals.
Temple was born in Boston. She displayed signs of severe autism by age 2. She did not speak until she was 3 ½ years old, and then only after intensive therapy. As a teenager, she was constantly teased. A high school science teacher and Temple’s aunt encouraged her to pursue a science career. Temple went on to design equipment that revolutionized humane animal handling in the livestock industry. In 1989, she received a doctorate in Animal Science from the University of Illinois.
Temple has won many awards for her livestock advancements and published several books about animal welfare. But it was her autism advocacy that brought her worldwide fame. Temple lectures about autism to packed houses throughout the United States. Her books on autism are the go-to popular texts for people seeking to understand autism in themselves or family members. She has been interviewed countless times in print, online, radio and television media. HBO produced an award-winning biographical motion picture about Temple’s early life. In 2010, Time Magazine named Temple one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”