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The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr. Temple Grandin

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parlin – Ingersoll Public Library joins more than 200 Illinois libraries for Season 3 of Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort featuring virtual events with bestselling and award-winning authors and esteemed speakers. The season continues with The Hidden Gifts of Visual Thinkers with Dr Temple Grandin. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, June 4 at 7p.m. Dr. Grandin has been at the forefront of research and activism for autism and neurodiversity for decades. She has written many books on those subjects, with a specific focus on visual thinking. Her book, Thinking in Pictures, upended the way the world understood autism and her latest, Visual Thinking, published more than twenty-five years later, was an instant New York Times bestseller.
Although not formally diagnosed with autism until adulthood, Grandin learned from a young age that she processed her environment in a vastly different way from her peers. Grandin used her experience with neurodivergence to advocate for better treatment and handling of livestock and is an expert in animal behavior. Grandin holds a Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois and is a faculty member at Colorado State University. Please register for this free event at or


June 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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