Part 1: DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN: The Autistic Brain
- The Most Famous Person in the World with Autism
- The HBO Movie on Her Life Won 7 Emmy Awards
- Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine
- Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame
- Received the Humanitarian Award in Texas
Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. 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.
Participants will learn to:
- Modify the learning environment to accommodate sensory challenges
- Recognize and accommodate neurological differences in home or classroom settings
- Distinguish between voluntary behaviours and involuntary behaviours
- Responsibly utilize alternative and/or conventional medicine
- Assist individuals with developing their talents into a career path
Part 2: RAUN MELMED, MD: A Paediatrician’s Perspective
Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician and director of the Melmed Centre in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Centre, and adjunct senior researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioural concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.
Participants will learn to:
- Identify the goals of early intervention
- Recognize disorders that may mimic ASD
- Understand how ASD affects socialization
- Utilize behaviour as communication
- Implement approaches, treatments, and therapies
- Identify medical/nutritional challenges
Part 3:SEAN BARRON
Co-Author with Temple Grandin of Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships.
In his compelling presentation, Sean Barron tells the story of how he went from being a child with low-functioning autism to the successful man, journalist, and boyfriend he is today. When Sean was young, he felt alone, isolated from others. But over time, he learned many social “unwritten rules” that have helped him become more connected with society, resulting in renewed personal relationships. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Sean is currently working as a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator.
Participants will learn to:
- Apply the 10 unwritten rules of social relationships
- Tell the difference between situation-based and people-based social rules
- Apply effective strategies which Sean’s parents and educators taught him about social conventions such as honesty, manners, and dealing with making mistakes
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Dr. Temple Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her book Emergence: Labelled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism because "I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that 'once autistic, always autistic.' This dictum has meant sad and sorry lives for many children diagnosed, as I was in early life, as autistic. To these people, it is incomprehensible that the characteristics of autism can be modified and controlled. However, I feel strongly that I am living proof that they can." (from Emergency: Labelled Autistic).
Even though she was considered "weird" in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognized her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She has now designed the facilities in which half the cattle are handled in the United States, consulting for firms such as Burger King, McDonald's Swift, and others.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is now the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen. She has been featured on National Public Radio, major television programs, such as the BBC special "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow", ABC's Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars.
Dr. Grandin presently works as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling. Dr. Grandin's current best-selling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Animals Make us Human, Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, Emergence: Labelled Autistic and produced several DVDs. Temple Grandin's work continues to inspire millions, drawing superlative reviews.
Sean Barron is a journalist, public speaker and the co-author of two books about autism. There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism was written with his mother, Judy Barron. With Temple Grandin he co-authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism. Barron is a graduate of Youngstown State University.
Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioural paediatrician and Director of the Melmed Centre in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioural concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.
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