Noted autism spokesperson and animal behaviorist to speak at UW.

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Temple Grandin, autism spokesperson and animal behaviorist, to speak at the University Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child but went on to obtain a Ph.D. in animal science, is noted for her work exploring the similarities between autistic consciousness and the thought processes of animals — research that has led to improvements in livestock handling to reduce animal stress.

Grandin’s research on pictorial thinking shared by animals and autistics alike has resulted in more than 400 scientific and lay publications, 6 books, and numerous awards.

In 2010, TIME Magazine listed Grandin as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Topic:

Improving Animal Welfare

When:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4:00 – 5:45 PM

Where

Hogness Auditorium (A-420), Health Sciences Center, UW

Event is free and open to the public. A personal book signing will follow the lecture.

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