Temple Grandin earned her PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is currently a professor at Colorado State University. She is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism and the author of numerous books, including the bestsellers Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, and Visual Thinking. A past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America and a celebrated and effective animal advocate, Grandin spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year and the HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.
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