World-Famous Author, Educator and Advocate Temple Grandin, Ph.D. on Autism Spectrum Radio

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From early intervention to sensory issues and skill development, Temple Grandin brings her passionate perspective and expertise to Autism Spectrum Radio November 12.

I don’t want my thoughts to die with me, I want to have done something. I’m not interested in power, or piles of money. I want to leave something behind. I want to make a positive contribution - know that my life has meaning.

As part of Autism Spectrum Radio's commitment to bring great information and a variety of perspectives to the autism community, Temple Grandin, doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, will join host Rob Haupt on November 12, 2013 for a discussion about autism and her most recent book The Autistic Brain.

When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today, it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum; and our thinking about it has undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today than ever before; thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments. Now, Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism revolution.

Dr. Grandin has been advocating for individuals with autism for more than 30 years. In 2010, Grandin delivered the TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds.” Grandin’s own experience with autism has informed her numerous books on the subject including My Life in Pictures which was adapted for the award-winning HBO film. Her most recent book, The Autistic Brain, focuses on the latest autism research and new diagnosis and treatments.

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t just a matter of focusing on their weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions.

Autism Spectrum Radio is hosted by Rob Haupt. Rob’s extensive knowledge in the field of autism is only matched by his warmth and personal connection with his audience. Weekly topics highlight the work of experts and authors in the field of autism as well as inspiring advocates and community members. Autism Spectrum Radio brings a diverse range of topics relating to the subjects and treatments that matter most to the families who need and deserve quality information. The weekly online radio show is produced by Autism Spectrum Therapies as part of their mission to bring great resources and information to all families touched by autism. Listen to Autism Spectrum Radio every Tuesday at 11am Pacific at

About Autism Spectrum Therapies:
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is committed to a world where people with developmental challenges, and the people who love them, dream and achieve their true potential.

Rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the strongest and broadest evidence-based approach, AST offers the most clinically appropriate and effective services within a family-friendly environment to infants, children and adults. Working in family’s homes, communities, and schools, AST addresses all developmental needs, including language development, social skills, and building independence across the lifespan.

Employing the finest clinicians including an unmatched number of Ph.D.’s (10 and growing) and over 60 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists on staff, AST continues to grow nationally in applied clinical and research communities. Explore our website,, and discover how Autism Spectrum Therapies is helping individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

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