Autism Activist to Speak at UNT Event

Temple GrandinProminent autism activist Temple Grandin will discuss her journey as a person living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an April 13 event in Dallas hosted by UNT and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.).

Grandin is considered one of the most important voices in the ASD community. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child and went on to earn a doctoral degree in animal science.

"Dr. Grandin is one of the most iconic and important voices in the autism field," says Kristin Farmer ('95 M.Ed.), ACES founder and CEO and benefactor of the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center. "It is my honor and privilege for ACES to support UNT by bringing her inspiring message to the Dallas-Fort Worth community."

"+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Temple Grandin" will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at