Rich Center Presents Virtual Lunch with Temple Grandin

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Rich Center for Autism is hosting a virtual lunch event featuring Temple Grandin, a world-renowned scientist, inventor and advocate for people with autism.

Diagnosed with autism when she was an adult, Grandin will discuss the challenges she faced and will offer glimpses into her own childhood, according to a release. She will offer ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives.

Based on her personal experience and evidence-based research, Grandin provide insights on all types of thinkers, including pattern, visual and audio thinkers. She explains why they are important, what jobs are best suited for them and ways in which young people can continue to think about and understand what it means to be innovative.

Some of those ways include creating a learning environment to accommodate those who think differently, learning to distinguish voluntary behaviors from involuntary ones, how to identify ways of intervention for those newly diagnoses and reviewing methods to assist older children and adults to form social relationships.

The free community event is funded by The Friends of The Rich Center for Autism Board in an effort to drive awareness and education for individuals, families, faculties and friends with special needs. The event will feature a 60-minute live webinar and Q&A session.

Click HERE to RSVP for the event.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.