Temple Grandin is giving TWO free talks in Fairbanks
The Autism Society of Alaska is bringing Temple Grandin up to Fairbanks for a local ASA conference. While here, she will be giving two free talks to the Fairbanks community – one on animal behavior and the other on autism.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the animal behavior talk on Feb. 28 while the ASA, Golden Heart Affiliate is hosting the autism talk on Feb. 29.
Behavior of Multiple Species
Talk and Book Signing
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.
Davis Concert Hall, 312 Tanana Loop, UAF Campus
Includes seminar, book signing and shuttle buses
2 – 3 p.m.
UAF Shuttle buses to Davis Concert Hall from Nenana Parking lot (across from Patty Center)
3 – 4 p.m.
Temple Grandin’s “Behavior of Multiple Species” talk
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Book signing. Available for purchase Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
UAF Shuttle buses to Nenana Parking lot (across from Patty Center) from Davis Concert Hall
Parking at UAF on Sunday is free. However, we are providing shuttle service to the Nenana Parking lot across from the Patty Center before and after the talk.
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No registration required for this talk.
If you’ve ever owned, loved, cared or researched animals, then this talk is for you. Temple Grandin will share her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. UAF’s Department of Veterinary Medicine is hosting this talk.
Autistic people can often think the way animals think. Grandin sees autism as a kind of way station on the road from animals to humans — putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.” In this talk, Grandin will explore animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and, yes, even animal genius. Not only are animals much smarter than anyone ever imagined, in some cases animals are out-and-out brilliant.
Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University with more than 30 years of experience researching animal behavior. She became world-famous after using her gift of observation to develop more humane animal handling procedures in beef cattle feedlots and slaughter houses. More than half the United State’s cattle ranches use her designs.
Grandin attributes her success to her tenacity and a mind that she says acts like a Google search engine set to look for pictures. This allows her to see the tiny details that make a big difference when studying what stresses or calms an animal.
Talk and Book Signing
Monday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m.
Friends Community Church, 1485 30th Ave.
Includes seminar and book signing
5 – 6 p.m.
6:10 – 7:45 p.m.
Dr. Grandin’s “Community Night” talk
Online registration required for this talk at www.asagoldenheart.org
Autism Society of Alaska, Golden Heart Affiliate
The Autism Society of Alaska is bringing Temple Grandin to Fairbanks to tell tell her story of what it is like to live with autism and to be among the few people who have broken through many of the neurological impairments associated with autism.
Grandin will talk about her personal and professional journey which included revolutionizing the cattle industry and becoming a world-famous activist for autism awareness. Much of her fame is due to her unique ability to understand how animals think, which she says is due to autism.
Temple Grandin will also get down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. She will talk about how and why people with autism think differently and how sensory sensitivities affect every day living.
She will also delve into the importance of community in understanding autism and providing employment opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.
This talk is for the whole community. We hope to see you there. Registration is required for this talk at www.asagoldenheart.org where there is more information on the talk and the Autism Society of Alaska.
Interested in learning more. See Grandin’s:
Grandin’s TED Talk
HBO biographical movie
Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author and an activist for autism awareness. She is world famous for revolutionizing the cattle industry with her humane designs for infrastructure for beef cattle in feed lots and slaughter houses. She is also famous for drawing upon her autism to make remarkable observations about animals and what stresses or calms them. Her extensive research of animal behavior has yielded insights that relates to pets, livestock and wildlife.