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Autistic professor, author speaks tonight at Stambaugh



Published: Tue, May 17, 2011 @ 11:07 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN

If you wish to trace the origins of Temple Grandin’s success as an animal scientist, author, college professor and lecturer, you would do well to start with her 1950s-style upbringing.

Grandin, of Fort Collins, Colo., was diagnosed with autism at age 3, when few people ever heard of the disorder. Shortly thereafter, her parents were told it was just a matter of time before she would have to be institutionalized.

Despite that grim prognosis, Grandin’s mother forged ahead and taught her daughter the importance of basic social rules, manners and graces while making it clear what was and wasn’t acceptable.

That training laid the groundwork for Grandin, 63, to become one of the world’s most recognized, successful and sought-after people on the autism spectrum.

Her 90-minute, sold-out presentation Tuesday at Stambaugh Auditorium was sponsored by the Paula and Anthony Rich Center for the Study and Treatment of Autism at Youngstown State University.

For the complete story, read Wednesday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.


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1George412(161 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

The presentation was terrific. A honor to have Grandin in our community. The event organizers were somewhat short-sighted however by not setting up a system for book signing. It was nearly a mob scene in the autograph area.

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2Freeatlast(1990 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Great talk , Thank you
Enjoyed

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