Archive for June 21st, 2013

EVENT FULL: Temple Grandin to speak in Evergreen Park, Chicago

(Per library staff, 6/21/2013, 1:45 PM, this event is full.)

Dr. Temple Grandin will visit the Mother McAuley High School auditorium, 3737 W. 99th St., on Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m. Grandin is a nationally renowned philosophical leader for both autism advocacy and animal welfare. Diagnosed in childhood with autism, she nevertheless studied psychology and earned a Ph.D. in animal science. Her compassionate research and writing on the humane treatment of farm animals helped to revolutionize the industry. Her book, “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum,” introduces her new experience with neuroimaging advances and genetic research linking brain science to behavior. Grandin even shares her own brain scans‚ all toward promoting more effective mainstreaming and unleashing the unique advantages of autistic people. Copies of “The Autistic Brain,” are available for purchase at the Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave., in Evergreen Park. Those who purchase a book from the library will receive a priority book signing number. For more information, call the library, (708) 422-8522.