Brescia University is excited to announce that innovator, author and activist, Dr. Temple Grandin, P.H.D., will be speaking as part of the William R. Young Jr. Lecture Series! Dr. Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world.
The event, which is FREE and open to the public, will take place Thursday, April 9th at 7pm at St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Locust St). Dr. Grandin’s books will be available for purchase for a book signing immediately following the event.
Dr. Grandin’s life was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. She has also been featured on NPR, ABC’s “Primetime Live”, “The Today Show,” and a BBC special called “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow.” She also gave a 2010 TED Lecture titled “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds.”
“I thought Dr. Grandin would be a perfect fit for our mission, particularly the social and behavioral sciences,” said Vicky Will, associate Professor of Psychology at Brescia University. “She is a spokesperson who shows that people with autism can still do wonderful things.”
For more information, contact Vicki Will at [email protected].