This month, Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor of animal sciences, esteemed author and world-renowned autism spokesperson – and friend of PresenceLearning – was one of 10 women to be inducted into The National Women’s Hall of Fame! Past nominees include the likes of Madeleine Albright, Maya Angelou, Susan B. Anthony, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Oprah Winfrey. We couldn’t agree more with The Hall’s choice to induct Dr. Grandin!
In addition to her 20+ years of work in animal sciences, it was Dr. Grandin’s experience of living with autism and her unique way of thinking that helped her become a visionary in the industry. To this day, her methods and designs for humane slaughter are used across the country and have become the industry standard. These industry practices, as well as her work to spread awareness about autism, were highlighted in the announcement.
In an article on Colorado State University’s website, President Tony Frank praises Dr. Grandin for her achievements saying:
“Honoring Dr. Temple Grandin in this esteemed group of women not only speaks to the power of her research and advocacy, but also her impact as a role model for young women everywhere,” said Colorado State University President Tony Frank. “Early in her career, her determination helped her break into what was a largely male-dominated animal production industry, and she continues to serve as an advocate for women in the sciences, for young people with autism, and for anyone unwilling to let artificial boundaries stand in the way of their personal and professional success.”
This isn’t the first time Dr. Grandin’s achievements have been recognized. She was honored in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2011 and was inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Want to learn more about Dr. Grandin’s take on autism? To download her eBook, “Take it from Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism” click here or watch her webinar with PresenceLearning, The Autistic Brain, here.