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Temple Grandin inspires, educates UW-Stevens Point students about autism

Posted by UWSPcps - December 3, 2019 - Academics, Communicative Disorders, Education, Featured, Student Organizations

“Show them what you can do!” That was the empowering message Temple Grandin, Ph.D., one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism, shared during an intimate dinner with a group of UW-Stevens Point students Dec. 3. [Photo Album]

The students included the Neurodiversity Alliance support group, the Student Council For Exceptional Children, and Puzzles, an autism awareness student organization.

Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and author of several best-selling books, was in Stevens Point to present “Different Kinds of Minds” at the Sentry Theater, sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CITL).

Her life was brought to the big screen in the film “Temple Grandin” which starred Claire Danes and won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

Autism Facts:

  • 1 in 59 U.S. children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  • ASD in 4.5 times more common in boys (1 in 42) and in girls (1 in 189).
  • About 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability 2006-2008.

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