The Basics All Children Need to Learn

Based on her experiences and what helped her become the successful adult she is today, Temple will discuss the basics that all children – on and off the spectrum-need to learn. As well, Temple will discuss specific areas that are difficult for children on the spectrum including:

  • The Fright and Flight Response
  • Recognize and accommodate neurological differences in home or classroom
  • Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
  • The Importance of mentors
  • Learned social skills through shared interests


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Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and has developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen in the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Clare Daines. Dr. Grandin's current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make us Human, Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labeled Autistic and produced several DVDs.

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