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Temple Grandin has autism.

Temple Grandin has autism. She is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson. She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism. She invented the “hug box” device to calm those on the autism spectrum. She was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes.

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