When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.When Temple’s doctor wanted her institutionalized, her mother believed in her and so Temple went to school, instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry. A passionate advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience to prove that autistic people can have "normal" lives. This compelling biography takes us inside Temple Grandin’s extraordinary mind and opens the door to understanding autism.
About the Author:
The Sibert medalist Sy Montgomery writes for adults and children about animals all over the world. From tarantulas in French Guiana, to pink dolphins in the Amazon, Sy explores the shared connections between humans and nature. Like Temple, Sy counts cows among her favorite animals. Sy resides in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her at www.authorwire.com. TEMPLE GRANDIN earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois and went on to become a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of four previous books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. Grandin spearheaded reform of the quality of life and humaneness of death for the world's farm animals. Through her company, Grandin Livestock Systems, she works with the country's fast-food purveyors to monitor the conditions of animal facilities worldwide. She lectures widely on both animal science and autism.