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A "Special Talk" on autism with Dr. Temple Grandin

by Dawn Grosvenor

Today and all of next week at The Dallas Morning News blog, readers around the world are invited to virtually participate in the "Special Talk: Temple Grandin" online book club.

The bloggers have been discussing Dr. Temple Grandin's book, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, and, next week bloggers will have the opportunity to see and discuss her movie starring Claire Danes, and Dr. Grandin's TED Talk. Each morning, a new blog post shares and focuses on a specific topic from Temple's work relating to autism, which readers can then talk about with one another throughout the day.

These daily discussions will ultimately lead up to Friday, June 19th at 8 a.m. when Temple Grandin will join in on a live phone call to answer questions from bloggers, which will provide even more commentary!

The Future Horizons Autism Super Conference in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (Sept. 27-28) features Temple Grandin and will offer one ticket AND MORE for one blogger FREE Sept. 28!

The Dallas Morning News Blogging Team will offer ONE blogger a FREE 1-Day admittance to Future Horizons' event on September 28th, to personally meet Temple and have a photo op with her! In order to qualify to win, you must blog on The Dallas Morning News' Facebook or blogging website on Temple Grandin sometime this week or next week. Read more details below:

SPECIAL OFFER FOR DALLAS MORNING NEWS BLOG READERS: Meet Temple Grandin and have a photo opportunity with her on Monday, Sept. 28 at 11:00 and attend a Future Horizons’ conference on autism for the day FREE, which includes other speakers, like Dr. Jed Baker. The single recipient blogger will be chosen on June 19 from all bloggers who participate in the two-week blog about autism and Temple Grandin on the Dallas Morning News blog and Facebook sites. The qualifying characteristic of the drawing is that names will be taken from the bloggers who have actually participated in the discussion sometime in their two-week blog about Temple’s life and views. *Transportation and accommodations are not included.

The winner of this special offer will be drawn from the bloggers who’ve blogged anytime on the DMN site during the two-week program and will be notified by Michael Landauer of The Dallas Morning News.

Click here to join the book club! It's FREE and easy to register and participate. Don't forget to register your email address to get updates about each new blog post.