Below is information regarding an opportunity to see Temple Grandin, a successful person with and advocate for Autism. Many of the CD staff have followed Temple's work and have seen her speak in public. It is a wonderful experience. The coordinator suggested that people attend the 3PM event and to park at the Enchanted Castle across the street. This event is expected to be quite popular, especially the 7PM presentation.
~Abby Kellermann, CD Social Worker
Here is the info:
This free program which will be presented on Wednesday, September 21st, at 3:00p.m. and repeated at 7:00p.m. at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S Main St. in Lombard is open to the public and requires no registration. Students are encouraged to attend.
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families, will present Temple Grandin in a special event, Different Not Less: Different Kinds of Minds. Grandin comes to GPS to offer information, inspiration, and hope at presentations on Wednesday, Sept 21.
When one person learns that others may think and see the world differently, that insight can help the two of them work more effectively because different skills-sets can then complement each other. Some people are visual picture thinkers, others are pattern/math thinkers, and still others think mainly in words. Learn how these different kinds of minds can collaborate. Learn the extraordinary potential of people on the autism spectrum and how parents and educators can help those with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADHD tap into their hidden abilities and unique strengths.
Temple Grandin, PhD is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Grandin has enjoyed numerous recognitions by the media, and her fascinating life with all its challenges and successes, was brought to the screen in an award winning film. Dr. Grandindidn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. Grandin developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker on autism and has also written numerous books on autism and the humane treatment of animals. Time magazine named Dr. Grandin as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
Please plan to arrive early as seating is limited.
GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and the Trust Company of Illinois.
For information regarding GPS programs, visit facebook.com/glenbardparentseries