Temple Grandin, The Visionary With A Visual Mind

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Born with autism, Temple Grandin did not begin talking until she was four, and struggled with social interactions during her childhood. She had an affinity for animals, and was inspired by her own experiences with autism to make livestock processing less stressful for cattle. She is known for her lectures on living with autism, and for her designs that alleviate animal fear and anxiety at many livestock facilities throughout America.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. At an early age, Temple Grandin connected her experience with autism to the stress responses of animals. 04:35

  2. Temple Grandin's designs have influenced many livestock facilities in the interest of keeping cattle calm and in humane conditions. 06:56

  3. Temple Grandin credits her autism with allowing her to think in pictures. 07:35

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