Monday, November 21, 2011

An Evening with Temple Grandin

Nightingale Concert Hall
Church Fine Arts Building
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street

Monday, November 28, 7 - 8pm
Book Signing & Reception will follow the talk.

The University of Nevada, Reno and The Autism Coalition of Nevada are honored to present an evening with Temple Grandin. As an adult with Asperger's Syndrome, Temple has lectured around the world regarding autism and early intervention. She is the inventor of a hug machine (based on her own experiences) designed to produce a calming effect on persons with hypersensitivity to sensory information.

She is also a renowned designer of humane livestock handling equipment in use in approximately half of the cattle facilities in North America. She is currently a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

A best-selling author, Temple has been recognized as a leader in both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. She is listed in the 2010 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.

Additional seating will be available in the Wells Fargo Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Knowledge Center, where a live feed of Temple Grandin will be streamed.

For more information contact the Disability Resource Center at 775-784-6000 or

Parking is available on the top two levels of the Brian Whalen Parking Garage. Road access to this parking garage is located off of Virginia Street, just south of the Lawlor Events Center.

[image and text from UNR press release]

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