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Temple Grandin

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World-Famous Animal Scientist, Autism Self-Advocate & Author of "Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism"

World-Famous Animal Scientist, Autism Self-Advocate & Author of "Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism"

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Temple Grandin Biography

Temple Grandin is a world-renowned expert known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior. She is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. Her life story was made into the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie "Temple Grandin" starring Claire Danes.

As a child, Grandin was labeled as having brain damage due to her different mental development and special needs. Her mother worked to create a safe and encouraging space for her daughter, along with teachers and special needs experts. Grandin’s mother concluded that her daughter was autistic, although she was not formally diagnosed until well into adulthood. Today, via books, speeches, and her website, Grandin helps the world better understand autism.

When Grandin was in high school, she spent time at an aunt’s cattle ranch and forged what would be a lifelong connection with bovines. The experience inspired her to create the “hug box”, also referred to as a squeeze box, that has become instrumental in helping people with autism as a stress-relieving device. She was inspired by how cattle were calmed down in a squeeze chute using pressure. For decades, Grandin has worked to make livestock handling more humane, implementing welfare animal audit programs for businesses such as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, and Whole Foods.

Good teachers and mentors were essential for Grandin’s success. Her high school science teacher challenged her with interesting projects where she had to figure out how to make things work. When studying in school became a pathway to becoming a scientist, she was motivated to study. She holds a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in animal science from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in psychology from Franklin Pierce College.

Grandin has been featured on NPR and in a BBC Special, "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow," and has also appeared on national TV shows such as "Larry King Live," "20/20," and "60 Minutes". Articles about her work have appeared in Time, New York Times, Discover, Forbes (including being named to their "50 Over 50" list in 2023), and USA Today, among other publications. She has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and The National Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Temple Grandin Speaking Topics

  • The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

    The World Needs All Kinds of Minds • Some people are good at art, others are good at math. Another area where many people are talented is writing. I am an extreme visual thinker and words narrate the pictures in my imagination. Visual thinking is a big asset for artists, mechanics, and graphic designers. Research has shown that there are two kinds of visual thinking. They are "object visualizers" such as me and mathematical "visual spatial" thinkers who think in patterns. The different kinds of minds have skills that complement each other. People who have difficulty in school or they have autism, ADHD or dyslexia often have uneven skills. Educators need to spend more time helping students to develop their strengths into good careers.

    The Learning Objectives for The World Needs All Kinds of Minds are:

    1. Learn that there are three different ways of thinking. The are object visualizers who think in pictures, mathematical pattern thinkers and verbal word thinkers.

    2. The three kinds of thinkers have complementary skills

    3. Teams of people with different skills are often more efficient at solving problems

  • The Loving Push

    Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out which steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation―and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a ”must read book!”

    The three things that can help families and teachers help autistic kids to be successful are:

    1. Learning life skills such as shopping independently and learning how to save money.
    2. Fully verbal teenagers should have two real summer jobs before they graduate from high school.
    3. There should be a gradual transition from the world of school to the world of work before they graduate from college.

  • Animals Make Us Human

    To understand animals, you have to get away from words. The animal world is a sensory based world. Their memories are detailed pictures, sounds, smell, and other sensory impressions. This talk will help you understand animals but it will also give you insights into solving problems.

Temple Grandin Videos

  • Dr. Temple Grandin | Great Minds are Not All the Same | Talks at Google
    Dr. Temple Grandin discusses her book "Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions", a landmark...
  • TEMPLE GRANDIN on the Three Kinds of Kids
    Temple Grandin Ph.D is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world.
  • Temple Grandin | The Life Autistic
    Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four. Today, she is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and one of the leading...

Temple Grandin Books

  • Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to Your Brain
    Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to Your Brain
  • The Way I See It:  A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
    The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded
  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
    The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
  • Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage)
    Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage)
  • Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
    Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
  • Genetics And The Behavior Of Domestic Animals
    Genetics And The Behavior Of Domestic Animals

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Temple Grandin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The World Needs All Kinds of Minds, The Loving Push and Animals Make Us Human. The estimated speaking fee range to book Temple Grandin for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Temple Grandin generally travels from Fort Collins, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lydia X. Z. Brown, Erin Gruwell, Nikki Giovanni, Lizzie Velasquez and Rudy Ruettiger. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Temple Grandin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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