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Who is Temple Grandin?

Dr. Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author and an autism activist, a motivational speaker, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an engineer.

She was born in 1947 and was diagnosed with autism at a young age. One of her many inventions include the "hug box," which is a device used to soothe individuals with autism. 

She was listed in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category and continues to inspire people all over the world. Dr. Grandin is the author of multiple best-selling books. 

Her most recent work is entitled, "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum." 

In 2010, HBO created a documentary about her life called Temple Grandin. For more information on her incredible life, visit