Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Adrian College

ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College is honored to announce Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University and esteemed author, as a guest speaker on January 26, 2012 at 7 PM in Dawson Auditorium.

An acclaimed speaker known to eloquently and candidly describe the challenges she has faced, Grandin offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet 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 suggestions.

Grandin has served as inspiration and role model, widely noted for her extensive work on the design of handling facilities in meat processing. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with national companies on animal welfare. The semi-biographical sketch of her life, Temple Grandin, was released in 2010 and quickly nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, winning five.

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 currently is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book, Animals in Translation was a New York Times best seller and her book Livestock Handling and Transport, now has a third edition which was published in 2007. Other popular books authored by Dr. Grandin are Thinking in Pictures, Emergence Labeled Autistic, Animals Make us Human, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach, and The Way I See It.

Dr. Grandin has received numerous awards, and has been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Dr. Grandin now resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. Learn more about her mission by visiting her website at: http://www.templegrandin.com

This event is free and open to the public. A showing of the movie “Temple Grandin” on January 25th at 7pm in Dawson will precede the speaking engagement on January 26th. Dawson Auditorium is located off Charles Street on the campus of Adrian College.

For more information, please contact, Danielle Ward at 517.265.5161 x 4094 or via email at dward@adrian.edu.