Temple Grandin: The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers

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Authors + Writing, Humanities

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High School, Adult

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NEW DATE! Event rescheduled to Tuesday, June 4, 7pm.

Register for this virtual event here: https://bit.ly/ILP_TempleGrandin.

Join us on Zoom for a special event with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. Her memoir, Emergence: Labeled Autistic, was published in 1986 and she has continued to write about autism and neurodivergence over the decades. Her book, Thinking in Pictures, upended the way the world understood autism. Her most recent book is Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions, published more than twenty-five years later,was an instant New York Times bestseller.

Although not formally diagnosed with autism until adulthood, Grandin learned from a young age that she processed her environment in a vastly different way from her peers. Grandin used her experience with neurodivergence to advocate for better treatment and handling of livestock and is an expert in animal behavior. Grandin holds a Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and is a faculty member at Colorado State University.


This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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