World-renowned autism expert Dr Temple Grandin to speak in Cork

World-renowned autism expert Dr Temple Grandin to speak in Cork

Renowned American animal scientist Dr Temple Grandin.

INTERNATIONAL animal behaviour specialist and autism spokesperson, Dr Temple Grandin is returning to Cork this month. 

She will deliver a lecture at the Cork Institute of Technology on Friday, August 18, titled: 'The world needs all kinds of minds: An afternoon with Dr Temple Grandin'

Dr Grandin is one of the world’s most iconic scientists, who has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of people with autism, along with their families.

Born in 1947, Dr Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour.

An autism spokesperson, she is the author of many books on the subject of autism. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience.

She will share her experiences and insights at the Nexus Stadium, at CIT  between 2.30pm and 5pm. More than 500 people are expected to attend.

The event is hosted by IMPACT’s Special Needs Assistants’ (Munster) Branch, and the media are invited to attend.

Dr Grandin was named in the "Heroes" category of the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was the subject of the award-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin.

At this event, Dr Temple Grandin will candidly describe the challenges she has faced, and offer no-nonsense ideas about how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.

Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, she will share her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

Tickets for the event cost €30 for Impact Union members and €40 for non-members.

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