'Living With Autism'

Temple Grandin to speak at University of Redlands

Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin, a highly accomplished adult with autism, livestock advocate and sought-after lecturer, will present "Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism"  at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Memorial Chapel at the University.

Grandin is world-famous for overcoming her personal struggles with autism and has inspired people around the world as a champion for individuals with autism and their families. She is among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism, developing unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," modeled after seeing the calming effect of squeeze chutes on cattle.

Grandin is also a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University. Her insights into animal behavior and innovations in livestock handling have revolutionized food-animal welfare.

Her accomplishments as a speaker, author and advocate earned her a place among TIME Magazine’s "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2010, and her life story was the subject of the 2010 HBO biopic, "Temple Grandin," winner of seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

"Thinking In Pictures" will offer information from the frontlines of autism, including treatment, medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius, savants, and sensory phenomena.

  • What: Temple Grandin: "Thinking in Pictures: My Life With Autism"
  • When: 7 p.m. Jan. 22, 2013
  • Where: Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands
  • Note: ASL interpretation is available for this event. For other accommodations, call 909-748-8285 or email
  • Tickets: Available at the Campus Events window in Hunsaker University Center, or by phone at 909-748-8116.
  • Cost: $20 general public; $5 non-Redlands college & university students, free to students K-12.
  • The event is free to University of Redlands staff, faculty and students, but tickets are required.

Presented by the University of Redlands Campus Diversity and Inclusion and the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Disability Issues

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