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.