Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is hosting a lecture tomorrow morning, Jan. 25, featuring Temple Grandin, Ph.D., known for her role as an advocate for people with autism and her support of better understanding and intervention. Grandin, who has autism, has been an advocate for people with autism since the 1980s. For the past 22 years, Grandin has been on faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Colorado and is known world-wide for her work in advancing humane treatment and handling of livestock. In 2010, Time magazine named Dr. Grandin as one of the most influential people in the world. Initially labeled as “brain-damaged,” Grandin received a great amount of support and guidance from her mother, who was told by a doctor decades ago to never give up on her. Grandin will tell her story and deliver this message as she visits Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.
Learn more about Temple at http://www.templegrandin.com/faq.html.