Temple Grandin is an influential doctor of animal science and was born with autism. She attributes her unique ability to see from the animal’s perspective to her autism and visual mind. Through her consultation work with the livestock industry, she has improved the lives of millions of animals by improving handling and reducing stress.
Due to her extraordinary research and work she was listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2010) in the category of Heroes.
Dr. Grandin is featured in a 2010 TED Talk where “she makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.” To learn more about Temple Grandin’s life, read her biography on Ted.com