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REGISTER NOW! Temple Grandin in Coming to South Carolina!

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  • Susan Leiby
    The South Carolina Autism Society is excited to announce our 2011
    Message 1 of 1 , May 3, 2011

      The South Carolina Autism Society is excited to announce our

      2011 Perspectives in Autism conference

      highlighted by our Keynote Speaker

      Dr. Temple Grandin


      Saturday, October 15

      Columbia Conference Center, 169 Laurelhurst Avenue, Columbia SC

        Click here to register online!

      Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston , Massachusetts . Temple ’s achievements are remarkable because she was a child with autism. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University .

      She has done extensive work on the design of handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with McDonalds, Wendy’s International, Burger King, and other companies on animal welfare.

      She continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book, Animals in Translation was a New York Times best seller and her book Livestock Handling an Transport, now has a third edition which was published in 2007. Other popular books authored by Dr. Grandin are Thinking in Pictures, Emergence Labeled Autistic, Animals Make us Human, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach, and The Way I See It. Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in Time Magazines 2010 “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.”

      HBO has recently premiered a movie about Temple ’s early life and career with the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards and Claire Danes won the Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie Golden Globe for her role as Temple Grandin .

      Conference Agenda




      Temple Grandin


      2nd Morning Speaker - TBA


      Lunch / Annual Meeting / Award Presentation


      Afternoon Speaker - TBA

      Conference Pricing

      Conference Prices

      SCAS Members   

      NON Members

      Family Member/Full-Time Student/Ind w/ASD  



      Two Family Members






      2 or more Professionals of same group/each



       Click here to register online!



      Susan Leiby

      Special Events Coordinator, Strides for Autism

      Project Coordinator, "All Are Welcome"

      South Carolina Autism Society

      864-241-8669 (office)

      864-517-0501 (cell)




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