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Director of Accessibility Attends "An Evening With Temple Grandin"

12/18/2019 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | 609.343.4923
Michael Barnes attends an autism awareness talk with Dr. Temple Grandin

Michael Barnes, Director of The Center for Accessibility attended "An Evening With Temple Grandin", a talk about employing those who are differently-abled in meaningful careers. There was a Q & A after the lecture lead by 
Dr. Mary Kientz, Director of Stockton University’s Graduate School of Occupational Therapy. The event was held at the Seaview Resort in Galloway, New Jersey and was sponsored by FACES 4 Autism.

Dr. Temple Grandin is an American 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 document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. Grandin has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers on animal behavior and is a prominent proponent for the humane treatment of livestock for slaughter. She also invented the "Hug Box" device to calm those on the autism spectrum.


In the 2010 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, she was named among those in the "Heroes" category. She was the subject of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film "Temple Grandin."


FACES 4 Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and support of children with Autism and their families. Since 2002, FACES has supported children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum and those who love them. FACES provides autism education and resources to families and educators in the South Jersey area. We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the spectrum through social opportunities and programs that will foster self-advocacy, independence and dignity.