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Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak in Bellevue

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Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. You may have seen the HBO movie that is a semi-biographical sketch of her life, starring Claire Danes. Called, Temple Grandin, the movie, released in 2010, was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, and won five.

Temple will be at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center on Friday, December 2, to eloquently and candidly describe the challenges she has faced. Grandin offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

Dr. Grandin will be joined by Jennifer McIlwee Myers, a woman with Asperger’s Syndrome. Jennifer is a terrific writer and presenter – funny, eloquent and to the point. In her intriguing and entertaining presentation, she provides parents, educators and others on the spectrum countless tips that can make their lives better immediately. Jennifer is the author of How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism and Asperger’s .

The conference is hosted by Future Horizons, Inc. Click HERE for registration and more information.

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