Temple Grandin Coming to Sacramento on April 3rd

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., -- chosen by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Persons in the World” (2010) -- is coming to Sacramento April 3rd for a morning event to meet people and to speak on the autistic brain and her work with animals, which has resulted in one of the largest changes in their humane treatment in the country.

Dr. Grandin contends people need to recognize and appreciate “the strengths of brains built differently,” which she relates not only to autism but, also, to animals.

She speaks as a role model as one of the most successful autistic people in the world but, also, to change people’s attitudes, trying to get them to focus on the attributes and unique contributions of autistic people rather than focusing on an autism diagnosis or its social deficits.

Dr. Grandin’s life story was the subject of the Emmy award-winning film “Temple Grandin” (2010), which garnered seven Emmys, including one for actress Claire Danes as “Best Actress” and HBO for “the Best Film of the Year.” The story reflected her ability to visualize how animals perceive dangers and how she recommended the construction of humane cattle holding facilities, for which she has now advised almost 80% of the meat processing facilities nationally.

Dr. Grandin’s special guest will be Alexis Wineman, the first autistic person to win a state contest in the Miss America pageant. Ms. Wineman will also address the audience to talk about her personal experience with autism.

Dr. Grandin will be meeting, greeting, signing books, and speaking at the Real Life Church, 1921 Arena Boulevard, Ste. 100, Sacramento, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Certificates for 1.5 hours continuing education hours will be available.

To register, go to www.templegrandin.com or call 800-489-0727. The cost is $30 for the entire morning event. Seating is limited.