The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will host an evening with Dr. Temple Grandin on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Dr. Grandin’s lecture, titled Understanding Different Kinds of Minds and Sensory Needs, will take place at the Fountain Street Church, with a book signing immediately following.
Dr. Grandin will be bringing her lifetime of unique experiences and knowledge to the West Michigan community. She has spent her life transforming society’s view of autism and developing the field of research and technology in animal behavior.
Dr. Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and has since become a spokesperson for the autistic community and sensory integration therapy. Through her books and talks she highlights the experiences of those with autism from an autistic perspective. Dr. Grandin has helped to transform the way that autistic children are taught and parented to focus on building practical skills and developing their individual strengths. Her messages will be inspiring and transformative to all audiences.
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