Friday, May 02, 2014

Temple Grandin Speaking AT NEW TRIER on May 21st

More very exciting FAN events are planned for Wednesday, May 21st: Dr. Temple Grandin will be making two public appearances in the Chicago area.  Temple Grandin is an autistic activist and best-selling author whose life story was told in an award-winning movie as shown in this very short trailer:

She is a professor at Colorado State University, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior as well as having received numerous honors and interviews for her opinions on animal welfare and as an advocate for those diagnosed with autism.

Beginning at 4:00pm in the Gaffney Auditorium at New Trier High School (385 Winnetka Avenue), Dr. Grandin will speak on “Autism and My Sensory-Based World.” This talk will have an educator focus.

At 7:00pm, she will be speaking at Welsh-Ryan arena (located at 2705 Ashland Avenue, Evanston and with a seating capacity of 8000) on “Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society.”  Joining Dr. Grandin that evening will be her mother, Eustacia Cutler, and Northwestern University’s Dr. Molly Losh who is Principal Investigator for the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory.


Co-sponsored by numerous local organizations and schools, these talks are free and open to the public and have no assigned seating.  FAN has promised CPDU forms at both talks. More information will be forthcoming, particularly regarding pre-registration for the evening talk.  NEW (5/5): NSSED just sent this LINK for pre-registration.