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Dr. Temple Grandin

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration for this event will be open from January 1, 2021 @ 7:00am to March 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm. Please Stay Tuned!

Cohasset Community Services (Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset Recreation, Elder Affairs, Veterans Services & Safe Harbor)  invite you to join us for an online lecture from Dr. Temple Grandin, March 23, 2020, from 6:30-8pm.  This event is appropriate for all ages. Registration is required to attend. Please Register HERE

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the  world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the  screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes.

Dr. Grandin is a speaker who inspires and motivates others through her story. She didn’t talk until she was three-and-a-half years old, communicating her frustration instead by  screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents  were told she should be institutionalized. She recounts “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book that stunned the world because until  its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a  death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.

Even though she was considered “weird” in her young school years, she eventually found  a mentor who recognized her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into  a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.  She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States,  consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Swift, and others.

Dr. Temple Grandin currently works as a professor of animal science at Colorado State  University and speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling.

Dr. Grandin has been featured on NPR and major television programs, including the BBC  special The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow, ABC’s Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King  Live, 48 Hours, and 20/20 and has been written about in many national publications, including  Time (she was included in the magazine’s annual “2010 Time 100” List of the world’s most  influential people), People, Forbes, US News and World Report, and The New York Times. Among  numerous other recognitions by the media, Bravo did a half-hour show on her life and she was  featured in the best-selling book Anthropologist from Mars.

Dr. Grandin’s current best-selling 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; and Emergence: Labeled Autistic. She has  also produced several DVDs.

Please visit Paul Pratt Memorial Library’s catalog to place a hold on materials for all ages by and about Dr. Grandin.

For additional information, please contact Meaghan James at mjames@ocln.org


March 23
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm




Cohasset Community Services