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Temple Grandin in Columbia Next Saturday! Plus a BONUS!

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  • Susan Leiby
    Come hear world-renowned autism self-advocateTemple Grandin next Saturday in Columbia, and join us for a screening of the HBO documentary, Temple Grandin,
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      Come hear world-renowned autism self-advocateTemple Grandin next Saturday in Columbia ,

      and join us for a screening of the HBO documentary, Temple Grandin , Friday evening!

      For more information on the movie night, click here!

      templeRegister 22011 Annual Conference
      Temple Grandin, Keynote Speaker

      Columbia Conference Center,
      169 Laurelhurst Avenue , Columbia SC

       Saturday, October 15

      Don't miss the South Carolina Autism Society's Annual Conference, featuring Dr. Temple Grandin as Keynote Speaker!   Dr. Grandin is the preeminent autism self-advocate, having spoken worldwide about her life with autism.  She holds a PhD in Animal Science from the University of Illinois, and designed humane cattle-handling equipment used in over half the processing plants in the US and Canada.  She is the author of numerous books about both animals and autism.

      HBO 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 .

      Additional Speakers to include Medical Professionals from across South Carolina updating on the latest autism news, and Jodi Cholewicki discussing Best Practices.

      The conference flyer is attached! 

      Click here for more information and to register online. 


      The Temple Grandin Movie

      Biopic of Temple Grandin , an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become an expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her 'hug box', widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, even winning an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University .


      Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm  


      603 Augusta Street , West Columbia , SC 29169 (map)



      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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