South Central Proudly Presents Dr. Temple Grandin


There is no additional seating available for this event.

When it comes to the autism community, no name is bigger than Dr. Temple Grandin.

Temple was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

DrTempleGrandinConsidered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, Temple is a leading advocate for autistic communities. She has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. Temple is one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World in the “Heroes” category and, in 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award winning film, “Temple Grandin” on her life.

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Where: South Central College Conference Center, 1920 Lee Blvd. North Mankato, MN 56003

Parking: Conference Center Parking is located near door 15 in the Blue Lot (all campus parking lots are free for this event).

Event Agenda:

  • 5:30 p.m. Open Seating Begins
  • 6:30 p.m. Interactive Presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin
  • Book signing and photo opportunities to follow

There is no additional seating available for this event.

Proceeds will benefit South Central College Foundation Scholarships and the Southern MN Autism Coalition.

Special Notes: Please be aware that the use of flash photography will be prohibited. No dinner or food will be served. No childcare is available and the event is not advised for children under 10.

Sponsored by:

autisum sponsors