Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) Hosts Speaker Series with Dr. Temple Grandin for the San Diego Community

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Dr. Temple Grandin shares her insights and expertise on autism to a sold out crowd at Miramar College in San Diego.

It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum. - Temple Grandin

As part of AST'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 AST staff, clients and members of the local San Diego community for a discussion about autism and her many books on the topic of autism.

AST has been honored to have Temple Grandin as a repeated guest on their podcast, All Autism Talk and is thrilled to host this live event with her. Dr. Grandin's ability to provide helpful insights and perspective about living and thriving with autism - combined with her wit and straight forward approach, leads to standing room only events. Dr. Sabrina Daneshvar a Senior Clinical Director for AST shared, "I first met Dr. Grandin over 10 years ago when I was a graduate student. I will never forget the impression she made on me. I am so thrilled to be able to share this experience with our San Diego families and community."

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.

AST Speaker Series is intended to serve their staff, clients and local communities with educational and inspiring opportunities to learn from extraordinary professionals in fields related to autism.

About Autism Spectrum Therapies:
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is celebrating its 15th year of serving the autism community and is committed to helping children reach their full 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 families’ 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 and over 60 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, AST continues to grow nationally in applied clinical and research communities. Explore their website,, and discover how Autism Spectrum Therapies is helping individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

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