Temple Grandin To Speak At Fundraiser For Hope Center For Autism

January 15, 2013

Media Contact:
Rene Sanders

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 2013) – On Tuesday, February 26, animal science researcher and professor, Temple Grandin will speak about her life experiences at Ridglea Theatre, located on 6025 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, with all proceeds benefiting the Hope Center for Autism. Individual tickets start at $25 per person with VIP tickets costing $125 a person. Tickets can be purchased through the Hope Center for Autism website, www.hopecenter4autism.org. Doors to this event will open at 5 p.m.

For over 30 years, Temple Grandin has devoted her life’s work to the study of animals and has become one of the country’s leading experts on animal behaviors, particularly livestock. After being diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Grandin went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, a master’s degree in animal science from Arizona State University and a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois. She has written numerous pieces on both the study of animal psychology and the study of autism, and has become one of the world’s leading advocates for autism research. Grandin holds several honorary degrees as well as being named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2009. In 2010, she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.

Susan Wood, Director of the Hope Center for Autism, says Grandin’s accomplishments serve as a wonderful example of how individuals can overcome the challenges presented with autism spectrum disorder. “Dr. Grandin gives us all hope to be more. She gives parents an understanding of how they need to parent and encourage their children as her mother encouraged her and pushed for more with her. Parents know they do not need to settle for what the world says their child can do, but teach their child to reach further and be all they can be. Dr. Grandin is truly the ultimate autism success story.”

About the Hope Center for Autism
Founded in 2007 by Susan and Glenn Wood, the Hope Center for Autism addresses what was seen as a need for a different type of center to serve families affected by autism. Hope Center uses a unique blend of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy as well as parent and family member involvement to enable children on the autism spectrum to live more fully functional lives. For more information on the Hope Center for Autism, visit our website at www.hopecenter4autism.org.