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Autism Expert Temple Grandin to Speak in Upstate

Temple Grandin, the world-renowned advocate for people with autism and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will give two talks in Clemson March 7.

A 9 a.m. talk for faculty and students will focus on animal science research. Grandin helped revolutionize how the livestock industry handles animals by providing her unique perspective as a person with autism.

At a 7 p.m. public event, she will speak on living with autism is open to the public in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University. Tickets are required for this event; they are $5 for students and $15 for adults.

Grandin has authored or co-authored almost 20 books about animal science and autism, including “Thinking in Pictures,” “The Autistic Brain” and “Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships.” Actress Claire Danes won a Primetime Emmy Award for portraying Grandin in the 2010 biopic eponymous film.

On March 8, Grandin will speak at the Converge Autism Conference in Greenville sponsored by Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health.


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