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Atlanta GA Dr. Temple Grandin Animal Scientist Speaks

Join us in Atlanta, GA for An Evening with Temple Grandin and her mother, Eustacia Cutler!

December 12, 2013

Future Horizons, Inc. - Conferences


Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism - in addition she has revolutionized the cattle industry at large.

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwideand her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.

She has also developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants. This scoring system is being used by many large corporations to improve animal welfare. Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, reducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants.

She obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behaviour and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. She has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many shows in other countries. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times book review, and Discover magazine. In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people. Interviews with Dr. Grandin have been broadcast on National Public Radioand she has a 2010 TED Lecture titled "The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds." She has also authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design. She is the author of "Thinking in Pictures", "Livestock Handling and Transport," "Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals," and "Humane Livestock Handling." Her books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times best seller list. "Animals Make Us Human" was also on the Canadian best seller list. Her life story has also been made into an HBO movie titled "Temple Grandin, staring Claire Danes," which won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. The movie shows her life as a teenager and how she started her career.

In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these 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. 



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Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin"RAISING TEMPLE"

Eustacia Cutler, the mother of Temple Grandin, will offer her view of autism through personal experience. Her daughter is now one of the most accomplished spokespersons on autsim and animal behavior world-wide. Ms. Cutler will discuss observations from her award-winning documentaires on challeneged and emotionally disquieted children. She has an impressive and varied background, including having written A Thorn in My Pocket: Temple Grandin’s Mother Tells the Family Story. A talented playwright, author, and actress, Eustacia is a graduate of Harvard University and has successfully reared four children.

By attending participants can:

  • Learn To recognize early signs and symptoms of autism
  • How autism affects the family dynamic
  • How to design a custom intervention program
  • To recognize autism myths and misunderstandings

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The Loudermilk Center- Atlanta Conference Center
40 Courtland Street North East
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Park in the United Way parking deck - fee varies.


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4:00 pm

Welcome and Announcements
Eustacia Cutler
Dr. Temple Grandin
Evening ends

No CEUs Offered at this event.

Special Needs: We will assist if possible. Although we do not provide a sign interpreter, we will allow the individual who is deaf and their interpreter to attend at no cost.


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