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Dr. Temple Grandin: Why she kicks ass
She is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, an author and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. 
She was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2009.
She was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category (2010).
She was teased throughout her childhood because of her autism, of which she says "I could laugh about it now, but back then it really hurt".
After graduation from a boarding school for gifted children she went on to earn a bachelor degree in psychology, a masters degree in animal science and a doctoral degree in animal science.
She received an honorary doctorate degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada at the 2012 Winter Convocation, where she was the keynote speaker. 
She received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Duke University (2010).
She is a leader for animal welfare and autism advocacy
She has done work in humane livestock handling processes and promotes improvement of standards in slaughter plants and livestock farms.
She advocates for early intervention to address autism, and supportive teachers who can direct fixations of the child with autism in fruitful directions.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, an author and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. 
  • She was named a fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in 2009.
  • She was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category (2010).
  • She was teased throughout her childhood because of her autism, of which she says "I could laugh about it now, but back then it really hurt".
  • After graduation from a boarding school for gifted children she went on to earn a bachelor degree in psychology, a masters degree in animal science and a doctoral degree in animal science.
  • She received an honorary doctorate degree from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada at the 2012 Winter Convocation, where she was the keynote speaker. 
  • She received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Duke University (2010).
  • She is a leader for animal welfare and autism advocacy
  • She has done work in humane livestock handling processes and promotes improvement of standards in slaughter plants and livestock farms.
  • She advocates for early intervention to address autism, and supportive teachers who can direct fixations of the child with autism in fruitful directions.
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