Temple Grandin is coming to Chicago!

I'm so excited -- Temple Grandin is going to be in Chicago this month, and there's no charge to see her!! Thanks to Family Action Network, she will be making two presentations in the near north suburbs on May 21, 2014:

"Autism and My Sensory-Based World"
4:00pm (educator focus)
New Trier High School, Winnetka Campus
Gaffney Auditorium
385 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093

"Different Kinds of Minds" 
With her mother, Eustacia Cutler
Moderated by Molly Losh, Ph.D., Northwestern University
7:30pm (general public)
Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern University
2705 Ashland Ave., Evanston, IL 60208
Registration requested for evening event.

Believe me, you don't want to miss this opportunity! Temple Grandin is an incredible woman who has redesigned the livestock industry and redefined Autism in America. She is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and the author of many books, including her most recent, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum. If you don't have time to read her book, you might want to read the children's biography by Sy Montgomery, Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World, or watch the HBO movie Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes. Here's a little video just to whet your appetite.

Hope to see many of you on May 21!