DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN
“Calling All Minds”
Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor, has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers glimpses into her own childhood, with ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on all types of thinkers, why they are important, and ways in which young people can continue to think about and understand what it means to be innovative.
By attending, participants can:
- Create a learning environment to accommodate those who think differently
- Distinguish between voluntary behaviors and involuntary behaviors
- Introduce ways of intervention for those newly diagnosed
- Review methods to assist the older child and Adult to form social relationships
Visualizing Your Future
Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age fifty. Despite all the challenges and obstacles, Anita forged ahead to obtain exciting goals.
A 1988 graduate of Columbia University in New York City with a master of science degree in nurse anesthesia, Anita has nearly three decades as a certified nurse anesthesiologist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery.
After seeing Top Gun in 1995, Anita spent the next seven years working towards her dream of flying in a fighter jet. She became an internationally published military aviation photojournalist and got a flight in an F-15. She also spent time with the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Having been honored by the United Nations as a guest speaker for National Autism Day in 2017, Anita is an advocate for people with Asperger’s Syndrome. She started a support group for people of all ages with Asperger’s and their families and friends, which meets monthly. She is the Founder of the Flying High with Autism Foundation, as well as founder and CEO of Born With Asperger’s—an educational and helpful site not only for people with Asperger’s, but their families, employers, fellow employees, educators, neighbors, and anyone who might know someone with Asperger’s.
Her books include: Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons, Make Lemonade, The Blue Angel, co-author of Been There, Don’t Try That, Try This! The Aspie Mentor Guide to Life on Earth, a featured chapter in Dr. Temple Grandin’s book Different . . . Not Less, and Lesko’s latest book, The Complete Guide to Autism and Healthcare: Advice for Medical Professionals and Those on the Autism Spectrum.
- Discuss the importance of not focusing on a label
- Explain the importance of getting out and DOING STUFF
- Determine methods to overcome obstacles and reaching goals
The Most Famous Person with Autism
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016
National Women's Hall of Fame
Temple Grandin named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017
Professor of Animal Science, CSU
Global leadership, Animal Welfare Livestock Systems Design
Subject of HBO Emmy Award Winning Film
“Autism was her challenge, life was her triumph”, A profound and and joyous breakthrough
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SCHEDULE & MAP
Autism Conference Schedule:
|5:00pm||Doors open with Book Signing opportunities|
|6:00||Dr. Temple Grandin Speaks|
|7:15||Anita Lesko Speaks|
About the Venue:
Hilton, Miami Airport, Blue Lagoon
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
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Attendees will need to register on-site.