The Canisius College Institute for the Study of Human-Animal Relations,
The Institute for Autism Research,
The William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership
proudly announce a special lecture
Animal Behavior, Autism, and Sensory Based Thinking
Temple Grandin, PhD
Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University
Renowned Autism Self-Advocate
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 8 p.m.
Temple Grandin, PhD, is a world-famous animal scientist who has worked tirelessly to improve animal welfare in the food industry. The author of six best-selling books, she advocates sensory-based thinking as a means to better understand and relate to animals. Dr. Grandin is also renowned as the most accomplished adult with autism in the world. She has recently been included in the Time Magazine annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and her fascinating life has been depicted in an award winning HBO film production. In addition to her work with animals, Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism. She presents herself as living proof that the characteristics of autism can be modified and controlled. Her work continues to inspire millions, and her presentations draw superlative reviews.