Brighter Future Symposium, Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-known autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 Champions for Children "Brighter Future Symposium." The event will be held Friday, April 16, at Green Acres Baptist Church Galilee Room, 1607 Troup Hwy., Tyler. The event will feature vendor booths (open at 8:30 am), a meet and greet with Dr. Grandin (8:30-10 am), and "Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society" presentation by Dr. Grandin at 10 am. A question and answer session will follow. Tickets to the event are $50 and are available on the Champions for Children website, championsforchildren.org. Limited tickets are available. Dr. Grandin is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document her insights and personal experience of autism. Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world. She has become one of the most respected experts in the world in both autism and animal behavior. She has been featured on major media programs, such as It's Your Health, ABC's Primetime Live, the Today Show, Larry King Live, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She has been written up in Time magazine, People magazine, Discover magazine, Forbes, and The New York Times. Grandin is the focus of the semi-biographical HBO film "Temple Grandin," starring Claire Danes. The film aired in February 2010 and was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and won seven. She is currently a faculty member with Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. Champions for Children's "Brighter Future Symposium" is an annual event designed to educate and promote evidence-based research and cutting edge techniques to help children with learning and behavioral challenges or special health needs. This event is open to the public. For vendor booth information or other questions, please call Champions for Children at (903) 592-1454 or visit championsforchildren.org.
Brighter Future Symposium, Featuring ...
Date and Time
Friday Apr 16, 2021 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
April 16, 8:30am-Noon 8:30am-10am-Autism Resource Fair and Meet and Greet with Dr. Grandin 10am-11:30am-Presentation by Dr. Grandin and Live Q&A
Green Acres Baptist Church Galilee Room 1607 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX 75703