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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
The Observer

Temple Grandin to deliver College’s first annual autism studies lecture in 2022

Author and Colorado State University animal science professor Temple Grandin will present the College’s first annual autism studies lecture, called “Developing Talents,” on April 20, 2022, according to an email sent Monday morning by director of the Master of Autism Studies program Michael Waddell.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 2022. Grandin was originally scheduled to deliver the lecture in April 2021, but the event was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to the College’s autism studies website, Grandin will share her own experiences as an individual with autism spectrum disorder in order to offer advice to others on the autism spectrum about how they can use their talents to develop their own careers.

“In this lecture, Temple Grandin will draw from her own experiences with autism spectrum disorder and her own career to discuss ways to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work,” the website said. “She’ll explore jobs that are particularly suited to people on the autism spectrum. And she’ll share first-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers that are especially well suited for people on the spectrum.”