Temple Grandin


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In addition to all of Grandin’s success, there is also a movie about her. The movie “Temple Grandin” stars Claire Danes and was directed by Mick Jackson. The movie explains all of Grandin’s struggles in life and how she rose above.

Temple Grandin was born on August 29, 1974. As a child, she was diagnosed with Autism. The first time Grandin spoke was at the age of 4.

Her academics were not affected by her autism though. She earned three degrees from three different colleges. First, from Franklin Pierce college she earned a degree in psychology. She then earned a degree in animal science from Arizona State University. Finally at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign she earned a doctoral degree in animal science.

According to biography.com, “She then worked as a consultant to companies with large animal slaughterhouse operations, advising them on ways of improving the quality of life of their cattle”

Her spark to fame started when she was mentioned in the book, “Anthropologist on Mars by” Oliver Sacks in 1995. The title uniquely describes how Grandin can feel at times.

“In addition to autism advocacy, Grandin is well known for her work regarding animal welfare, neurology and philosophy,” according to biography.com