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Grandin, Temple

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and a world-renowned designer of livestock-handling facilities. Although she was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder as a young child, Grandin's numerous works on animal welfare and her writings on neurology and philosophy are frequently cited and referred to by many in both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements.

With the help of her mother, Temple Grandin has used her unique way of thinking to help her achieve scientific renown.

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Eustacia Purves Cutler, a writer and entertainer, and Richard Grandin, a real estate agent. From a very early age, she displayed the classic symptoms of autism: she had poor eye contact, ...

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