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The Many Lives of Kal Penn – Watch the recording now (available through May 25)

 

Headshot of Temple Grandin.

NEW DATE! Dr. Temple Grandin: The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers
Tuesday, June 4, 7 pm
Zoom. Join us for a special event with Dr. Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades.

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Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions.

Dr. Grandin’s research and understanding of animal behavior spearheaded a reform in the quality of life for agricultural animals worldwide.