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Talk about Autism was delighted to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin for a live online Q & A on Friday 24 June.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), major television programs, such as the BBC special "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow", ABC's Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. HBO produced a full-length film Temple Grandin, which premiered on Saturday, February 6th on HBO.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism. Even though she was considered "weird" in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognised her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.
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: Labeled Autistic and produced several DVDs.
Watch the Temple Grandin TED Talk The World Needs All Kinds of Animals.
Watch Temple's talk to TreeHouse School and Ambitious about Autism staff during her visit.
The transcript is available in the Cover It Live window below. Click 'Replay' to view it.