Advocate Speaker - Temple Grandin

University of Redlands Campus Diversity and Inclusion present Dr. Temple Grandin

World-renowned autism advocate to speak at the University of Redlands campus

REDLANDS, Jan. 10, 2013 – University of Redlands Campus Diversity and Inclusion and the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Disability Issues will host world famous autism and animal welfare activist Dr. Temple Grandin on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Temple Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. A professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State, Grandin is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing around the world on autism and livestock handling.

Dr. Grandin's insights into animal behavior and her innovations in livestock handling have revolutionized food-animal welfare. Along the way, Grandin has also inspired people around the world as a champion for individuals with autism and their families. Temple Grandin is world-famous for overcoming her personal struggles with autism to lead dramatic improvements in the livestock industry.

What is it like to live with autism? Temple Grandin is among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout her life, she has developed unique coping strategies, including her famous "squeeze machine," modeled after seeing the calming effect squeeze chutes on cattle. She describes her pain and isolation growing up "different" and her discovery of visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the natives". Thinking In Pictures also gives information from the frontlines of autism, including treatment, medication, and diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius, savants, and sensory phenomena.

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 acclaimed 2010 HBO biopic, "Temple Grandin," winner of seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

WHAT: University of Redlands Campus Diversity and Inclusion and the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Disability Issues present Dr. Temple Grandin

WHO: Autism and animal welfare activist Dr. Temple Grandin

WHEN: January 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Redlands, Memorial Chapel
1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

Tickets for this event are available through the Campus Events office located on the first floor of the Hunsaker University Center or can be purchased online.

General Public: $20
Non-Redlands University and College Students: $5
K-12 Students: Free
University of Redlands faculty, staff students: Free but require tickets which are available through CDI and Campus Events at 909-748-8116

ASL interpretation will be available for this event. For other accommodations please contact Leela Madhavarau at (909) 748-8285 or

Event Contact:
Leela Madhavarau


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