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At age two Temple Grandin had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Following 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.
Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in Time Magazines 2010 “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”
She has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she has designed. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and an inspiration for many.
MU Extension 4-H youth development faculty collaborated with partners to bring to you Temple Grandin, the expert on Autism. The goal of this program is to influence people, programs, policies and services that impact the lives of young people with autism and their families.
***** IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER - THE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 25 @ 7PM *****