Grandin discusses Asperger's Syndrome in front of large audience

Grandin discusses Asperger's Syndrome in front of large audience

17 Jan 2013    

Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, led a very different interactive presentation Jan. 15. Grandin has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, and her audience was preservice teachers and parents of children with Asperger’s. Grandin’s remarkable story has been told in a movie bearing her name.

More than 150 students, mostly from CEHS, were given a glimpse of the brain research behind Grandin’s disability, and learned her inspiring story to overcome obstacles to become a leading expert in the field of livestock handling. Students and parents had the opportunity to ask questions of Grandin, who was open and frank in her responses. She shed light on Asperger’s and shared numerous strategies for working with children sharing this disability.

The visit was sponsored by the Student Council for Exceptional Children, the Student Speech Language Hearing Association and the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. An author of several books on autism and livestock handling, Grandin also gave Heuermann Lecture Jan. 15 sponsored by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on Temple Grandin visit her website.


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Special Education and Communication Disorders