Scientist/inventor Temple Grandin on the potential of people on the autism spectrum

Nov 23, 2016

“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.”

These are the words of Dr. Temple Grandin, who’s sometimes referred to as the best known person with autism in the world. 

That’s due to her renown in not one, but two, fields.  

Grandin has done groundbreaking work in animal welfare. She’s best known for designing humane cattle-handling facilities that are used for half the cattle in the U.S.

She is also a prolific writer and advocate for people like herself on the autism spectrum.   

Dr. Grandin has been in Lansing this week speaking at gatherings about both autism and animal welfare.

Current State’s Mark Bashore asked Temple Grandin about a comment on her website.  She writes about  “1950’s methods for teaching social skills that worked for me.”