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Digital Seminar

Autism/Asperger's Conference With Keynote Speaker, Temple Grandin


Faculty:
Temple Grandin, PhD |  Raun Melmed |  Sean Barron
Duration:
6 Hours 05 Minutes
Copyright:
Feb 14, 2014
Product Code:
POS062155
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


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Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.

In his compelling presentation, Sean Barron tells the story of how he went from being a child with low-functioning autism to the successful man, journalist, and boyfriend he is today. When Sean was young, he felt alone, isolated from others. But over time, he learned many social “unwritten rules” that have helped him become more connected with society, resulting in renewed personal relationships. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Sean is currently working as a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator.

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Temple Grandin, PhD's Profile

Temple Grandin, PhD Related seminars and products


Dr. Temple Grandin, PhD, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two, she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Dr. Temple Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1974, she was employed as Livestock Editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and also worked for Corral Industries on equipment design. In 1975, she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University.

She has done extensive work on the design of handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with McDonalds, Wendy’s International, Burger King, and other companies on animal welfare.

Following her Ph.D. research on the effect of environmental enrichment on the behavior of pigs, she has published several hundred industry publications, book chapters and technical papers on animal handling, plus 63 referred journal articles in addition to ten books. She currently is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book Animals in Translation was a New York Times best seller and her book Livestock Handling and Transport, now has a fourth edition, which was published in 2014. Other popular books authored by Dr. Grandin are Thinking in Pictures, Emergence Labeled Autistic, Animals Make us Human, Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach, The Way I See It, and The Autistic Brain. Dr. Grandin has received numerous awards including the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute, named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and received an honorary doctorate from McGill university, University of Illinois, and Duke University. She has also won prestigious industry awards including the Richard L. Knowlton Award for Meat Marketing and Technology Magazine, the Industry Advancement Award from the American Meat Institute and the Beef Top 40 industry leaders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Her work has also been recognized by humane groups and she received several awards. HBO has recently premiered a movie about Temple’s early life and career with the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award. In 2011, Temple was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in Time Magazine's 2010 “ The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” In 2012, Temple was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Grandin now resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Photo by Rosalie Winard Photography.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Temple Grandin has an employment relationship with Colorado State University. She is author of numerous books by a variety of publishers including Future Horizons Inc. and receives royalties. She has DVD/CD products produced by PESI, Inc. and receives royalties. Dr. Grandin is a speaker for Future Horizons Inc. and receives compensation.
Non-Financial: Dr. Temple Grandin is an adult with high functioning autism.


Raun Melmed Related seminars and products


Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Raun D. Melmed is an author/speaker for Future Horizons, Inc. and receives honorarium fees and royalty payment. He is a teacher and speaker for Noven Therapeutic and receives an honorarium. He is a consultant for BMS and receives consulting fee. He is co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. He has DVD/CD products produced by PESI, Inc. and receives royalties.

Non-Financial: Dr. Raun D. Melmed has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Sean Barron Related seminars and products


Sean Barron is a journalist, public speaker and the co-author of two books about autism. There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism was written with his mother, Judy Barron. With Temple Grandin he co-authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism. Barron is a graduate of Youngstown State University.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean Barron is an author/speaker for Future Horizons, Inc. and receives honorarium fees and royalty payment. He has DVD/CD products produced by PESI, Inc. and receives royalties

Non-Financial: Sean Barron has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Part 1: DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN: "The Autistic Brain"

  • The Most Famous Person in the World with Autism
  • The HBO Movie on Her Life Won 7 Emmy Awards
  • Named One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine
  • Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame
  • Received the Humanitarian Award in Texas

Part 2: RAUN MELMED, MD: "A Pediatrician’s Perspective" 

Raun D. Melmed is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is also co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed has established physician-training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with autism and other developmental and behavioral concerns. He is currently investigating the genetics and phenotypes of autism, as well as the use of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of ADHD and autism.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the goals of early intervention
  • Recognize disorders that may mimic ASD
  • Explain how ASD affects socialization
  • Utilize behavior as communication
  • Implement approaches, treatments, and therapies
  • Identify medical/nutritional challenges

Part 3: SEAN BARRON

Co-Author with Temple Grandin of Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

In his compelling presentation, Sean Barron tells the story of how he went from being a child with low-functioning autism to the successful man, journalist, and boyfriend he is today. When Sean was young, he felt alone, isolated from others. But over time, he learned many social “unwritten rules” that have helped him become more connected with society, resulting in renewed personal relationships. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Sean is currently working as a reporter for the Youngstown Vindicator.

Participants will learn to:

  • Apply the 10 unwritten rules of social relationships
  • Tell the difference between situation-based and people-based social rules
  • Apply effective strategies which Sean’s parents and educators taught him about social conventions such as honesty, manners, and dealing with making mistakes

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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