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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 24, 2009

Tickets Sold Out, But the Event Was Streamed Live

(MAHWAH) – Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and author of five books including the classic autism memoir, “Thinking in Pictures,” and her recently released best seller “Animals Make Us Human,” spoke at Ramapo College of New Jersey Thursday, September 24.

Diagnosed with autism in 1950 at age two, Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world.  She is considered to be a leader of both the autism advocacy and animal welfare movements.

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College, and a doctorate in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Grandin offers insight into animal behavior from her unique position at the intersection of autism and science.

She delved into how and why people with autism think differently, how sensory activities affect learning, and teaching people with autism to live in a world that is unpredictable.

Among her numerous recognitions in the media, Grandin has been featured on major television programs, such as “The Today Show,” “Larry King Live,” “48 Hours,” and “20/20.”


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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