WILMINGTON — Dr. Temple Grandin’s upcoming visit to Wilmington College March 30 has generated a great deal of interest, so college officials wish to clearly state the admission policy.
Grandin, the renowned author and advocate for farm animal welfare and persons afflicted with autism, will speak Thursday during two identical sessions, 3 and 7:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre. Admission is free of charge and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wilmington College’s Agriculture Department and the Clinton County Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring the event. She may be available to sign her books.
Grandin was diagnosed with autism at two years old. The anxiety she experienced provided her with insight into the stress experienced by livestock, which resulted in her inventing more humane methods for handling animals at meat plants.
Grandin will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, this September. In 2010, TIME magazine selected her among its “100 Most Influential People in the World” and, last year, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.