Things To Do Huntsville: Dr. Temple Grandin

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On March 6, 2017

Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin presented by Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Where: Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

General Admission: $35

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes.

Dr. Grandin is a speaker who inspires and motivates others through her story. She didn’t talk until she was three-and-a-half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She recounts “groping her way from the far side of darkness” in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book that stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.

Even though she was considered “weird” in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor who recognized her interests and abilities. Dr. Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.

Doors Open at 5:00 p.m. Introductory Speakers at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Temple Grandin at 7:00 p.m.

All ticketing questions please contact Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center at (256) 534-6455 or at

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Courtesy Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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