Learning Opportunity

Success with Autism: Developing Different Minds, Talents and Thinking

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Facilitator: Temple Grandin
Date:November 20, 2023
Time:9:00 am to 4:00 pm MTN
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Session Code: 24-IE-457
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Educators, Parents, Community Agencies (Children/Classroom age K-12)

About this Learning Opportunity

9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote - The Way I See It
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Workshop - More Tips and Tricks Working with Children with Autism
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote - Developing Talents
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm Workshop - Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems


The Way I See It

Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research.

More Tips and Tricks Working with Children with Autism

Dr. Temple Grandin presents additional insights, perspectives and research that provides a foundation for practical strategies, and try-it-now tips that build your capacity, efforts and approaches in successfully supporting those with Autism.

Developing Talents

Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career. She speaks on how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the autism spectrum, and much more. She provides First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum.

Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems

There are three basic ways that people think differently when solving problems. They are photo realistic, visual thinking like me, pattern mathematical, which is the way most engineers think and word verbal thinking. When projects are being designed, people with different ways of thinking have complementary skills.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the Facilitator

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and she has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She 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. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive... Read more »

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