Autism activist Temple Grandin will speak at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre on November 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Grandin was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4, at a time when little was known or understood about the disorder. Doctors recommended putting Grandin in a mental hospital, but her mother refused and helped Grandin adapt to the world around her. Today, she is a best-selling author, a professor at Colorado State University and an animal scientist.