Webchat with Dr Temple Grandin

We were extremely pleased to recently host the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Axcis Education. In this third, FREE one hour webchat we were privileged and pleased to welcome the world renowned author Dr Temple Grandin. 

Dr Temple Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalised. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her widely acclaimed and respected book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic.

Even though she was considered "weird" in her young school years, she eventually found a mentor, who recognised her interests and abilities. Dr Grandin later developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world.

In this very popular webchat Dr Grandin shared her wealth of knowledge across various topics including education, research, employment, disclosure and best friends.  

You can now catch up on the entire archived webchat below.

Live Blog Webchat with Dr Temple Grandin
Live Blog Webchat with Dr Temple Grandin



Sat, 14/05/2016 - 18:53

I am so excited about this, I am not sure if I registered correctly? Also is it possible to submit questions ahead of time and still attend the event?

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 10:19

If you are joining the event live you can simply submit your questions on the day but if you like to submit them beforehand you can by either e-mailing them to or tweeting them to @networkautism using the hashtag #templechat.

You did register your interest correctly btw :) A reminder will be sent to you before the event starts. 

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 10:40

I m so looking forward to this and I have accepted for Cambridge University CLASS CLINIC. I also have a lot of interest from Dr Diane Powell who is coming to meet me as my autism is very very rare.