When Dr. Temple Grandin made a special visit to Calgary on October 30, she inspired a large group of veterinarian medicine students, and spoke to a packed public lecture hall about how she turned her autism and unique way of thinking into a world-famous career transforming livestock handling. Dr. Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado Statue University, a bestselling author, autistic activistic and consultant in the livestock industry on animal behaviour. Click HERE to read more on her Calgary presentation.
Growing up with autism, Grandin came to realize that her way of thinking – in visual pictures – is very different from most other people who think in words and language. It is, however, very similar to the way livestock animals experience the world around them.