“I see things differently; I see in pictures.”


Temple Grandin was 2 years old and had all the signs of autism. Thanks to a committed mother who defied the advice of doctors at the time, and with the help of mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona, Temple grew up to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Temple Grandin

“I see things differently,” she says. “I see in pictures.”

With a master’s degree in animal science from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, Dr. Temple Grandin is now a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University where she continues her research, teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design.

Temple Grandin’s achievements are all the more remarkable because of her diagnosis with autism more than 60 years ago.

On November 9, Temple Grandin talks about her life with autism and her belief that the world needs all kinds of minds. You can hear her at the Parents as Teachers conference held at the St. Louis Union Station hotel.

Tickets to this single event are available for $40. Register here. Register now!

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