Happy 66th birthday to Temple Grandin! Thank you for being such an inspiration to many of us in the Autism community!!! We all look up to you and couldn’t thank you enough! 

Here is a little background information about Dr. Temple Grandin…

Temple Grandin was born on August 29th, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is well-known for several of her accomplishments: She is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a bestselling author, autism activist, and consultant to the livestock industry of animal behavior.

In 1950, Temple was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told that she had to be institutionalized. She did not talk until she was about three and a half years old. But ever since, she has been an excellent example that anyone, regardless of diagnosis, can achieve their dreams. Thus, Dr. Grandin has become a well-known author and speaker on the subject of autism, because as she states, “I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that ‘once autistic, always autistic.’ ” Even though she was considered “weird” during her school days, she eventually found a good mentor who guided her and recognized her interests. Dr. Grandin has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald’s, Swift, and others.

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is now the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen, TV, radio, newspapers, and more. To learn more about Temple Grandin, please visit her website: http://templegrandin.com