Culture Connect Featured Event
The conference will include panel discussions, a question-and-answer segment with Jesse Saperstein, author of “Atypical: Life with Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters,” and the second day will feature keynote speaker and famous autism activist Dr. Temple Grandin.
Diagnosed with autism as a child, Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a respected expert on animal behavior and author of “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.” In 2010, her life story was made into an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning HBO docudrama called “Temple Grandin,” and Time Magazine named her as one of the Most Important People of the Year. Grandin has also appeared on various television shows including “Larry King Live,” and “The Today Show,” and she designed humane handling systems for nearly half the cattle-processing facilities in the United States.
Autism Services and Resources Connecticut strives to bring progressive thinking from professionals in the field to its annual conference so families and specialists can acquire knowledge and understanding to take the most effective approaches in working with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.