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Temple Grandin On Thursday's Access Utah

  Today we revisit an episode from March 2016:

Temple Grandin didn’t talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. Instead, she went on to become professor of animal science at Colorado State University and a world leader in designing humane facilities for livestock. She is a prominent author and activist in the autism field, and her life is the subject of a 2010 HBO movie. Dr. Temple Grandin came to Logan in March for an event at USU, talking about her recent book "The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed." Temple Grandin is also the author of “Emergence: Labeled Autistic;” “Thinking in Pictures; Animals in Translation;” “Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships;” “The Way I See It;” “DIFFERENT...Not Less;” and many other books.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.