Clare Woods Academy, in Association with Wheaton College’s Faith and Disability Initiative, presents “A Night With Temple Grandin”
As a part of Clare Woods Academy’s 50th Anniversary Celebration we are pleased to have Temple Grandin as our Keynote Speaker. The Night With Temple Grandin is cosponsored by Wheaton College’s new Faith and Disability Initiative and will be held at Wheaton College’s Edman Chapel on Monday November 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The following day -Tuesday November 19, 2019- Ms. Grandin will be facilitating a Master Class for educators and practitioners. The class will meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Clare Woods Academy (CEUs available).
Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and she has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. FULL BIO