Monday 18 June 2012 - Town Hall, Reading
A rare opportunity to hear world-famous author Dr Temple Grandin talk about her life and experiences. Temple Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is a prominent author and speaker and was recently named one of the Time Magazine 100 most Influential people in the world.
“In the world of Autism, Temple Grandin is a legend. She has singularly contributed more to science's knowledge of autism than any other one individual.”
- Craig Evans,writer and web publisher.
About Temple Grandin
Dr. Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalised.
Temple Grandin is now one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She is a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen. She has been featured in major television programs, such as the BBC special "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow", and has also been written about a great deal.
Dr Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling and was recently named one of the Time Magazine 100 most Influential people in the world. She was recognised for her work as a world-famous animal scientist and autism self-advocate.
Tickets: £20 + VAT, NAS members: £18 + VAT
For more information about the event and to book your place, please go to www.autism.org.uk/conferences/grandin2012.