Posted: Mar 5, 2013 5:49 PM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Mar 6, 2013 10:20 AM
UPDATE: Tickets are no longer needed for Temple Grandin on Tuesday, March 5. We have changed the venue to the Willson Auditorium (414 W. Main Street).
There will be NO events at the Museum of the Rockies. Dr. Grandin's talk on Animal Science will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and her talk on Autism will be from 8:00 - 9:30 pm. Both of these talks are open to the public.
Livestock handling and autism expert Temple Grandin spent Tuesday in Bozeman speaking about her impact on livestock and livestock handling, and how her autism has impacted her work.
Grandin, the subject of the 2010 HBO film "Temple Grandin", says her form of autism, which makes her an extreme visual learner, allowed her to understand the challenges with animal handling in the 1960's and 70's.
She has since written several books on both animal handling and autism, including her upcoming book "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum".
Temple says, in regards to autistic children, early diagnosis, and teaching them strong work ethic, are key to helping their development and growth.
According to her, video games are highly detrimental to both autistic and non-autistic children, and she advocates at most an hour a day, instead emphasizing outdoor activity and work.
Grandin is currently a Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
A public reception for her will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Museum of the Rockies.
From 6 to 9:30 p.m. also at the Museum of the Rockies, Temple will give two talks - the first focusing on animal science and the second on autism. Both talks are free, but they require tickets because of high interest and limited seating.