COLUMBUS — World renowned animal handling pioneer and subject of an HBO movie about her life, Dr. Temple Grandin, will headline the first Animals for Life Summit in Columbus March 20.
Grandin, a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, is a specialist in livestock handling and animal facility design.
Autism. Grandin’s achievements are underscored by a success story. She was born a severely autistic child, and by the age of two could not speak.
Since conquering her autism, Grandin has become a leader in animal research. She has contributed several hundred articles for industry publications and written a number of books on both animal research and her life story.
One book, the New York Times bestseller Animals in Translation explores the relationships between animals and people with autism, and in 2010 HBO aired a biopic about her life starring Claire Danes.
The Animals For Life Summit will generate discussion about the many facets of the human-animal bond.
The Animals for Life Foundation is a non-profit organization that celebrates the human-animal bond and the many ways animals bring quality to human life.