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Temple Grandin (Digital Audiobook)

How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

By Sy Montgomery, Meredith Mitchell (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 30, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/7/2014)
Hardcover (4/3/2012)
Prebound (10/7/2014)

Description

When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives. To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.