Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at CHA Conference
Temple Grandin, PhD, will present the keynote lecture at the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference scheduled to take place Sept. 28-30 at Colorado State University (CSU), in Fort Collins.
Grandin is a professor of animal science at CSU who has become a consultant to the animal industry on behavior and a spokesperson on autism. In 2010 she was on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category.
Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. She has spent her career consulting on livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. Today, half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she designed. In addition, she has shared insights into her personal experience with autism and is the inventor of the “hug box” device, which is used to calm those on the autism spectrum.
Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, as Mary Temple, but she is most known as Temple. She has written multiple books and has been the subject of various documentaries and was portrayed in the award-winning semibiographical film titled Temple Grandin, in which she was played by actress by Claire Danes. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human psychology from Franklin Pierce College, a master’s degree in animal science from Arizona State University, and her doctorate in animal science from the University of Illinois at
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